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Old 05-04-2005, 04:48 AM   #1
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can I open a man page in a browser?


Usually when we type "man something" in the terminal, it gives the man-page in the terminal itself. Is there any way I can open a man page easily in a web-browser or a text-editor of my choice?
 
Old 05-04-2005, 04:54 AM   #2
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Many man pages you can find on the web (for example using Google). As for the files on your machine, check out /usr/share/man or use the command 'locate /man/' to find out where your distro keeps these files. For reading them in the webbrowser, man2html or similar projects might be worth checking out.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 05:02 AM   #3
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Re: can I open a man page in a browser?

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Originally posted by akudewan
Usually when we type "man something" in the terminal, it gives the man-page in the terminal itself. Is there any way I can open a man page easily in a web-browser or a text-editor of my choice?

To open in KDE help application


write this at the terminal(this is an example):


kdehelp man:sprintf



ill hope it helps
 
Old 05-04-2005, 05:40 AM   #4
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You could send the output to a file:

man ls > /home/akudewan/ls.txt

Then open in a text editor or as a url in your browser:

/home/akudewan/ls.txt

KC
 
Old 05-04-2005, 06:37 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies guys

I found "khelpcenter man:something" to be the easiest method all.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 06:43 AM   #6
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In Konqueror, put this as the address:

man:/something

(If there is more than one option, it will prompt you to choose which man page to load.)
 
  


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