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pod2texi − convert Pod to Texinfo


  pod2texi [OPTION]... POD...


Translate Pod file(s) to Texinfo. There are two basic modes of operation. First, by default, each pod is translated to a standalone Texinfo manual.

Second, if "−−base−level" is set higher than 0, each pod is translated to a file suitable for @include, and one more file with all the @includes is generated, intended to be @included in turn within a hand-written top-level file.



Use appendix sectioning commands (@appendix, ...) instead of the default numbered sectioning Texinfo @−commands (@chapter, @section, ...).


Sets the level of the "head1" commands. It may be an integer or a Texinfo sectioning command (without the "@"): 1 corresponds to the @chapter/@unnumbered level, 2 to the @section level, and so on. The default is 0, meaning that "head1" commands are still output as chapters, but the output is arranged as a standalone manual.

If the level is not 0, the pod file is rendered as a fragment of a Texinfo manual suitable for @include. In this case, each pod file has an additional sectioning command covering the entire file, one level above the "−−base−level" value. Therefore, to make each pod file a chapter in a large manual, you should use "section" as the base level.

For an example of making Texinfo out of the Perl documentation itself, see "contrib/perldoc−all" in the Texinfo source distribution, with output available at <http://www.gnu.org/software/perl/manual>.

−−debug= NUM

Set debugging level to NUM .


Display help and exit.

−−output= NAME

Name for the first manual, or the main manual if there is a main manual. Default is to write to standard output.


Use anchors for sections instead of nodes.


Do not fill sectioning gaps with empty @unnumbered files. Ordinarily, it’s good to keep the sectioning hierarchy intact.

−−preamble= STR

Insert STR as top boilerplate before includes. The default is a minimal beginning for a Texinfo document, and sets @documentencoding to "utf−8" (because the output is written that way).

−−subdir= NAME

If there is a main manual with include files (each corresponding to an input pod file), then those include files are put in directory NAME .


Use unnumbered sectioning commands (@unnumbered, ...) instead of the default numbered sectioning Texinfo @−commands (@chapter, @section, ...).

−−top= TOP

Name of the @top element for the main manual. May contain Texinfo code.


Display version information and exit.


Pod::Simple::Texinfo. perlpod. The Texinfo manual. Texinfo home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/>


Copyright 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


Patrice Dumas <bug−texinfo@gnu.org>.