Man Pages

Man Pages

Post by Gordon Furbu » Sun, 31 Jul 1994 14:21:57



Man Pages

Post by Gordon Furbu » Mon, 01 Aug 1994 12:04:20

Does anyone know of a way to create man pages without having to author
them using the -man macros?  It seems to me that it might be possible to
generate plain-text output from something a little more modern, like
FrameMaker, then place them in a /man?.cat directory.

Has anyone tried doing something like this?



1. Standard man pages to "Catted" man pages!

To Anyone Interested:

        How does one take a standard "troff"ed (?) man page that comes
with a package off the net (ending in .1, .2, etc) and turn in into a
compressed, "cat"ted man page (ending in .1.Z, .2.Z, etc) that are
stored in the directory /usr/man/catN (N = 1,2,3,...) that can be read
by the standard man utility that comes with the SLS distribution?  I'm
sure that this is trivial to do, and is probably written down
SOMEWHERE, but I've got only so many hours a day I can spend reading
FAQs and HOWTOs.  Thanx in advance...

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