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Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages

From: Bernd Warken
Subject: Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 20:06:24 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 10:05:34AM -0800, J Robinson wrote:
> Suppose I had a list of pathnames to a system's man
> pages (like /usr/lib/perl5/man/man3/POSIX.3.gz,
> /usr/man/man3/mitem_visible.3x, etc.) What would be a
> good cross *nix way to convert them to ascii?
> I've found that even 
> % man /usr/man/man3/mitem_visible.3x
> doesn't work on freebsd, for example: it wants 
> % man 3x mitem_visible 
> but this could be ambiguous about which man page to
> output.

Try `groffer mitem_visible.3x'.  `groffer' isn't perfect as a 
replacement of `man', but I'm working on it.

Bernd Warken <address@hidden>

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