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Old 11-22-2008, 08:48 AM   #1
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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.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Man-Page/
 
Old 11-22-2008, 09:04 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 09:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for you answer. I have read the webiste, but the HOWTO does no say how to view the man page in firefox.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 09:17 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 11-22-2008, 09:23 AM   #6
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Linux man pages online:
http://linux.die.net/man/
 
Old 11-22-2008, 09:36 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by tianlijian View Post
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.......
 
Old 11-22-2008, 10:03 PM   #8
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Well, I googled "linux man pages" and the first result is http://www.linuxmanpages.com/, seems like it should do what you want
 
Old 11-24-2008, 01:35 PM   #9
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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

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-30-2010 at 06:09 PM.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 01:47 PM   #10
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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).
 
Old 11-24-2008, 03:07 PM   #11
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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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