texi2db - convert Texinfo documents into DocBook XML.


texi2db [OPTION] [FILE]


texi2db converts a Texinfo into DocBook XML.

By default it reads from STDIN and writes to STDOUT. However, if given a filename, it will read that file, and an output filename can also be specified as a command-line option.


-i, --include HTML|INFO|TEX include the specified text.

-f, --file FILE read from file rather than STDIN.

-o, --output-to FILE write to file rather than STDOUT.

-l, --log-to FILE write status messages to file rather than STDOUT.

-L, --runon set runon line limit (default=20)

-v, --verbose show diagnostic output. Use twice for lots of detail. Use thrice for insane amounts of detail.

-e, --max-errors MAX abort after this many errors. Default is 1. use '--max-errors 0' to disable.

-h, --help show this usage message and exit.

-V, --version show the program version and exit.


Bugs are tracked along with Lampadas bugs in the Gnome Bugzilla repository. If you report a bug in texi2db, specify lampadas as the product and texi2db as the component, so it will be routed the appropriate person. You can do this quickly by visiting the following URL:


texi2db was developed as a project of the Linux Documentation Project. While it is useful on its own, it is part of Lampadas, the LDP's document production system.


See the home page of the Linux Documentation Project, for updates and more information.


This man page was written by David Merrill, david -AT-

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.