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In Emacs info mode, it is possible to press RET on a hyperlink to follow it. However, is it possible to return to the previous page after opening the link? Also, is it possible to open the link in a new buffer (other than the default *info*)?

Note that I use the command line, so any GUI feature won't work.

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    I found it in the help of Info-mode. l: Move back in history to the last node you were at. – 4ae1e1 Jun 19 '13 at 21:27
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As you found yourself, type l to return to the previous page.

You can open a link in a new buffer by using a prefix argument: C-u RET instead of just RET.

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I'm not sure if this is just an evil-mode feature, but because l is bound to move the cursor to the right one character one cannot use it to move back in *info*, but it seems that C-o works to take you to the previous *info* page.

If you get desperate, one can also run M-x Info-history-back as well.

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  • I am running spacemacs evil mode, and C-o was not very discoverable for me - thank you! – jameh Feb 27 '18 at 22:34

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