When splitting output at nodes (which is the default),
texi2any writes HTML output into (basically) one output file
per Texinfo source
Each output file name is the node name with spaces replaced by ‘-’’s and special characters changed to ‘_’ followed by their code point in hex (see HTML Cross-references). This is to make it portable and easy to use as a file name. In the unusual case of two different nodes having the same name after this treatment, they are written consecutively to the same file, with HTML anchors so each can be referred to independently.
texi2any is run on a system which does not distinguish
case in file names, nodes which are the same except for case (e.g.,
‘index’ and ‘Index’) will also be folded into the same
output file with anchors. You can also pretend to be on a case
insensitive filesystem by setting the customization variable
It is also possible to split at chapters or sections with
--split (see Invoking
texi2any from a Shell). In that case,
the file names are constructed after the name of the node associated
with the relevant sectioning command. Also, unless
--no-node-files is specified, a redirection file is output
for every node in order to more reliably support cross-references to
that manual (see HTML Cross-references).
When splitting, the HTML output files are written into a subdirectory. The
subdirectory name is derived from the base name (that
is, any extension is removed), with
_html postpended. For example, HTML
output for gcc.texi would be written into a subdirectory
named ‘gcc_html/’. The subdirectory name is based on
or on the input file name (see Setting the Output File Name).
In any case, the top-level output file within the directory is always named ‘index.html’.
Monolithic output (
--no-split) is named according to
@setfilename, if present (with any ‘.info’ extension replaced
--output (the argument is used literally), or
based on the input file name as a last resort
(see Setting the Output File Name).