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tianlijian 11-22-2008 07:48 AM

how can i view the linux documentation using web browser?
 
how can i view the local linux documetation, such as man, info and so on, using firefox?
thanks.

Duck2006 11-22-2008 07:54 AM

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Man-Page/

pixellany 11-22-2008 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duck2006 (Post 3350884)

It's not immediately obvious how that addresses OP's question.

tian;
It will help to know why you need to do this---ie why not use the man pages in a terminal?

There are some websites with the manpages---google will find them.

tianlijian 11-22-2008 08:08 AM

Thanks for you answer. I have read the webiste, but the HOWTO does no say how to view the man page in firefox.

tianlijian 11-22-2008 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3350891)
It's not immediately obvious how that addresses OP's question.

tian;
It will help to know why you need to do this---ie why not use the man pages in a terminal?

There are some websites with the manpages---google will find them.

I am studying with vmware, however, i expected to the view the man pages with windows. When the man page is long, it is no conveniet for me to read it in a terminal.

I have another question to ask. I am not a native english speaker. So i do not know what does the OP means or abbreviate for. thanks.

brianL 11-22-2008 08:23 AM

Linux man pages online:
http://linux.die.net/man/

pixellany 11-22-2008 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tianlijian (Post 3350902)
I am studying with vmware, however, i expected to the view the man pages with windows. When the man page is long, it is no convent for me to read it in a terminal.

I have another question to ask. I am not a native english speaker. So i do not know what does the OP means or abbreviate for. thanks.

Your English is excellent.

"OP" is a local LQ thing: It can mean two things:

The original post

The original POSTER--ie the author


I don't know about your country, but--in the USA and parts of Europe-- acronyms and abbreviations are a major social disease....

OOPS:
LQ = Linux Questions.......;)

claudius753 11-22-2008 09:03 PM

Well, I googled "linux man pages" and the first result is http://www.linuxmanpages.com/, seems like it should do what you want :)

salter 11-24-2008 12:35 PM

To convert a man page to a text file use:
groff -man -Tascii <input_file> > <ascii_output_file>

To do the same with a HTML output:
man2html -r <input_file> > <html_file>

<input_file> is a man page file (usually located somewhere in /usr/share/man/)
man pages are usually stored in compressed form, so you have to decompress them before using it on man2html or groff

i92guboj 11-24-2008 12:47 PM

Another alternative, if you use konqueror on linux is to use the man:/ and info:/ kio-slaves. That way you can view them locally, without being connected to the net. That's a konqueror-only feature (and no, I don't know of an equivalent feature for firefox, though it should be possible to design an extension to do so).

farslayer 11-24-2008 02:07 PM

I usually just do a quick Google search for the man page in question.. several sites out there have the man pages posted.

Google Search - man apropos

some packages have documentation stored locally in /urs/share/doc so that can be opened in a Browser window as well.
Not all apps have docs in tis directory and some are gzipped..

for instance Aptitude Documentation can be found at - file:///usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/en/index.html


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