info2www - The GNU Info Node to HTML Gateway

Copyright: This program is in the Public Domain.

The info2www script makes your CGI compliant HTTP/1.0 or later server a gateway to all that information you have "stacked away" in the GNU Info Nodes (you know - the Info Nodes accessible from Emacs).

The Info Nodes are parsed and formatted on the fly by info2www and presents hyperlinks to other Info Nodes that your WWW browser can use (hopefully).

Configuration and installation

The following steps are necessary for getting info2www up and running:

  1. Make sure that Perl is installed on your system
  2. Choose a directory under your ServerRoot directory, e.g. ServerRootinfo2www for keeping the info2www files in.
  3. Extract the tar-file info2www.tar.Z into this directory
  4. Edit the info2www script and make the following changes:
  5. Copy or make a link of info2www to your CGI script directory - e.g. ServerRoot/cgi-bin .
  6. Include hyperlinks to the info2www CGI interface wherever you want in your other hypertext documents.

Using info2www

The info2www script should be called with 0 or 1 argument as follows:
<A HREF="http://yourserver/your-cgi-dir/info2www"> Directory</A>
Access the default Info Node (DIR)Top

<A HREF="http://yourserver/your-cgi-dir/info2www?(Emacs)"> Emacs</A>
Access the Info Node (Emacs)Top

<A HREF="http://yourserver/your-cgi-dir/info2www?(GCC)Copying"> GCC Copying License</A>
Access the Info Node (GCC)Copying