`@setfilename' -------------- In order to serve as the primary input file for either `makeinfo' or TeX, a Texinfo file must contain a line that looks like this: @setfilename INFO-FILE-NAME Write the `@setfilename' command at the beginning of a line and follow it on the same line by the Info file name. Do not write anything else on the line; anything on the line after the command is considered part of the file name, including what would otherwise be a comment. The `@setfilename' line specifies the name of the output file to be generated. This name should be different from the name of the Texinfo file. There are two conventions for choosing the name: you can either remove the extension (such as `.texi') from the input file name, or replace it with the `.info' extension. When producing HTML output, `makeinfo' will replace any extension with `html', or add `.html' if the given name has no extension. Some operating systems cannot handle long file names. You can run into a problem even when the file name you specify is itself short enough. This occurs because the Info formatters split a long Info file into short indirect subfiles, and name them by appending `-1', `-2', ..., `-10', `-11', and so on, to the original file name. (Note: Tag Files and Split Files.) The subfile name `texinfo.info-10', for example, is too long for some systems; so the Info file name for this document is `texinfo' rather than `texinfo.info'. When `makeinfo' is running on operating systems such as MS-DOS which impose grave limits on file names, it will sometimes remove some characters from the original file name to leave enough space for the subfile suffix, thus producing files named `texin-10', `gcc.i12', etc. The Info formatting commands ignore everything written before the `@setfilename' line, which is why the very first line of the file (the `\input' line) does not show up in the output. The `@setfilename' line produces no output when you typeset a manual with TeX, but it is nevertheless essential: it opens the index, cross-reference, and other auxiliary files used by Texinfo, and also reads `texinfo.cnf' if that file is present on your system (Note: Preparing for TeX.).
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