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Old 09-26-2004, 10:44 PM   #1
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how to access man pages using C++ ?


how to access man and info pages?

is there some lib or something out there that can access man? i need to be able to get a program to view these pages by implementing the program using C++ (using Qt toolkit preferred ) Can anyone help me out with it? Thanks.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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They're just files in the /usr/man (sometimes /usr/local/man) directory. Are you just wondering how to process the formatting codes?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 12:18 AM   #3
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yes...Those formats that looks similar to HTML Tags. Formats e.g." .BR ", " .B ".......Any idea how can i get them out? Changing them into readable text that QTextEdit or any other widgets that can read and show it just like how it is in a Terminal. If there are other ways...sugguestions are welcome!~Thanks
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:20 AM   #4
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First of all, this is just a guess from a C newbie. So dont be angry I'm missing something obvious.

IIRC the codes are the roff/troff formatting commands. So can we use something like (works on a solaris box):

nroff -man < ${file_name}

On linux, /etc/man.config (I think) can give you some pointers about the exact command...

Dont know you are going to implement this in C++. Somthing like system(nroff...) ?!

HTH.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 02:25 AM   #5
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I need a sample code in C++ as guide. Can anyone help out? ( Best if it is done using QT Designer )
 
  


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