texi2html - a Texinfo to HTML converter
texi2html [options] file
Texi2html converts the given Texinfo file to a set of HTML files. It tries to handle most
of the Texinfo commands. It creates hypertext links for cross-references, footnotes...
Texi2html may furthermore use latex2html to generate HTML (code and/or images) for @math
and @iftex tags (see the --l2h option).
Texi2html creates several files depending on the contents of the Texinfo file and on the
chosen options (see FILES).
The HTML files created by texi2html are in general closer to TeX than to Info. Using init
files (see the --init-file option), other styles or output formats may be selected.
Options may be abbreviated to th shortests unique prefix. The following is only an incom-
plete list of the available options:
Print usage instructions and list the most important, all relevant, or all
recognised (including obsolete) command-line options, and exit.
Split the output into several HTML files (one per main chapter/section or
--ifinfo --iftex --ifxml --ifplaintext --ifhtml
Expand @ifinfo, @iftex and @tex, @ifxml and @xml, @ifplaintext, @ifhtml and
@html regions, and don't expand @ifnot corresponding regions (default:
--no-ifinfo --no-iftex --no-ifxml --no-ifplaintext --no-html
Don't expand @ifinfo, @iftex, @ifxml, @ifplaintext regions and expand @ifnot
-I dir Append dir to the directory list searched for included files.
-P dir Prepend dir to the directory list searched for included files.
--l2h Use latex2html for content of @math and @tex tags. Content must be such that
both, latex and tex, can translate it correctly. I.e., no tex-only constructs
must be used.
Use css file file.
Load init file file (see also FILES).
Use lang as document language.
output macro expanded source in file.
--no-menu Don't show the Texinfo menus; by default they are shown.
--no-number Don't number the sections.
--use-nodes Use nodes for sectionning.
--prefix Use as prefix for output files, instead of basename.
Produce one file per node for cross references.
Use prog as latex2html program (default latex2html). Program must be exe-
Use file as latex2html init file. file should be used to specify in which way
latex2html handles mathematical expressions and formulas.
Use dir as tmp dir for latex2html. This directory (resp. its path) must not
contain a dot (i.e., a ".").
--l2h-clean remove all intermediate files generated by latex2html (prevents caching!)
--l2h-skip Do not really run latex2html. Use (kept) files of previous runs, instead.
--verbose Give a verbose output.
--version Print version and exit.
Initialisation options are read first from /usr/share/texi2html/texi2html/Config (the
exact location being changeable with the --datadir=dir option to the configure script),
then from /etc/texi2html/Config (the exact location being changeable with the
--sysconfdir=dir option to the configure script), then from ./Config, from
$HOME/.texi2html/Config, and from any command-line options including --init-file options;
with later settings overriding earlier ones.
By default texi2html my creates the following files (foo being the name of the Texinfo
foo_toc.html The table of contents (if @contents is present).
foo.html The document's contents or the Top element.
foo_fot.html The footnotes (if any).
foo_abt.html An help section.
foo_l2h_img* Images generated by latex2html (if any).
When used with the --split option, it creates several files (one per chapter or node),
named foo_n.html (n being the index of the chapter or node), and the foo.html file con-
tains the Top element.
Otherwise it creates only one file: foo.html
This is texi2html version 1.82, 4 January 2009.
Texi2html was originally written by is Lionel Cons, CERN IT/DIS/OSE, Lionel.Cons@cern.ch.
Over time, many other people around the net contributed to this program. It was main-
tained by Olaf Bachmann, firstname.lastname@example.org, and is now maintained by Derek
The latest version of this program, as well as support in the form of mailing lists with
archives, bug tracking, documentation, and other tools can be found at:
Copyright (C) 1999-2005 Patrice Dumas <email@example.com>,
Derek Price <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Adrian Aichner <email@example.com>,
There is NO warranty. You may redistribute this software under the terms of the GNU Gen-
eral Public License. For more information about these matters, see the file named COPY-
GNU Texinfo Documentation Format
World Wide Web (WWW), HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
This man-page is often out-of-date. The info manual should be more up-to-date.
7th Edition 4 January 2009 TEXI2HTML(1)