Info-validate, visit the Info file you wish to check and
Note that the
Info-validate command requires an uppercase
‘I’. You may also need to create a tag table before running
Info-validate. See Tagifying.
If your file is valid, you will receive a message that says “File appears valid”. However, if you have a pointer that does not point to a node, error messages will be displayed in a buffer called ‘*problems in info file*’.
Info-validate was run on a test file that contained
only the first node of this manual. One of the messages said:
In node "Overview", invalid Next: Texinfo Mode
This meant that the node called ‘Overview’ had a ‘Next’ pointer that did not point to anything (which was true in this case, since the test file had only one node in it).
Now suppose we add a node named ‘Texinfo Mode’ to our test case but we do not specify a ‘Previous’ for this node. Then we will get the following error message:
In node "Texinfo Mode", should have Previous: Overview
This is because every ‘Next’ pointer should be matched by a ‘Previous’ (in the node where the ‘Next’ points) which points back.
Info-validate also checks that all menu entries and cross references
point to actual nodes.
Info-validate requires a tag table and does not work with files
that have been split. (The
automatically splits large files.) In order to use
on a large file, you must run
texinfo-format-buffer with an
argument so that it does not split the Info file; and you must create a
tag table for the unsplit file.