Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 25 Oct 2014, 21:14
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Off-Topic Area » Programming
man for local man files
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count_1  
Author Message
8-bit


Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 3382
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed 07 Apr 2010, 22:51    Post_subject:  man for local man files
Sub_title: no longer supported?
 

It seems that in the new versions of Puppy, that if you install a PET that has a man page help file, you cannot view it any more by opening a terminal and typing "man [name of program]".

For those that need to include a man page with their pet, or to convert one so it can be viewed, I would suggest getting the utility (included in Puppy 421) called "man2html".
Place "man2html" in /usr/bin.
I converted a man file called ufiformat.8 to an htm file.
As an example, you would open a terminal in the directory containing the file and type "man2html ufiformat.8 > ufiformat.htm"
Then so it can be seen, you need to place it in /usr/share/doc/[name of converted file].

I still think it is a pain that a man file that its part of an installed package cannot be viewed with the man command!
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count_1  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » Off-Topic Area » Programming
Jump to:  

Rules_post_cannot
Rules_reply_cannot
Rules_edit_cannot
Rules_delete_cannot
Rules_vote_cannot
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0350s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0056s) ][ GZIP on ]