The ‘Top’ node is the node in which a reader enters an Info manual. As such, it should contain a very brief description of the manual (including the version number). The contents of the ‘Top’ node do not appear in printed output.
It is conventional to write a
@top sectioning command
line containing the title of the document immediately after the
@node Top line (see The
@top Sectioning Command). This command
makeinfo determine the relationships between nodes.
We repeat the short description from the beginning of the ‘@copying’ text, but there’s no need to repeat the copyright information, so we don’t use ‘@insertcopying’ here.
The ‘Top’ node contains a top-level menu listing the chapters, and possibly a detailed menu listing all the nodes in the entire document.
@node Top @top Short Sample This is a short sample Texinfo file.
@menu * First Chapter:: The first chapter is the only chapter in this sample. * Index:: Complete index. @end menu