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...
It also tries to add links from a reference to its corresponding entry in the bibliography (if any). It may also handle a glossary (see the -glossary option).
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).
Options may be abbreviated to th shortests unique prefix. The following is only an incomplete 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.
Expand @ifinfo, or @iftex, or sections (default: info)
Use the section named 'Glossary' to build a list of terms and put links in the HTML document from each term toward its definition.
Look also in dir to find included files.
Show the Texinfo menus; by default they are ignored.
Number the sections.
Split the output into several HTML files (one per main chapter/section).
-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 prog as latex2html program (default latex2html). Program must be executable.
Use file as latex2html init file. file should be used to specify in which way latex2html handles mathematical expressions and formulas.
Note that latex2html locates (and uses) init-files in the following order (provided they exist): (1) global init file (usually in latex2html source dir) (2) $HOME/.latex2html_init (3) ./.latex2html_init (4) init file given on command line.
Use dir as tmp dir for latex2html. This directory (resp. its path) must not contain a dot (i.e., a ''
remove all intermediate files generated by latex2html (prevents caching!)
Do not really run latex2html. Use (kept) files of previous runs, instead.
Give a verbose output.
Initialisation options are read first from /etc/texi2htmlrc (the exact location being changeable with the --sysconfdir=dir option to the configure script), then from $HOME/.texi2htmlrc, then any command-line options including -init_file options; with later settings overriding earlier ones.
By default texi2html creates the following files (foo being the name of the Texinfo file):
The table of contents.
foo.html The document's contents.
The footnotes (if any).
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), instead of the single foo.html file.
This man-page is not up-to-date and there exists no up-to-date documentation, yet. Until it exists, see the beginning of the texi2html.init file for remarks about command-line options and configurations.
A row of a mutlicolumn table has to be in one line.
The generated HTML output is syntactically pretty bad.