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Yet another way to read beautifully formatted man pages
Authored by: etresoft on May 14, '09 09:05:39AM

There are also some excellent man page reading apps out there, but they require launching and browsing a list.

Not necessarily. Using Bwana I can just type "open man:gethostbyname" and instantly see the output in my web browser. It also has searching capabilities. If I'm already in the browser, I can just type "man:gethostbyname" in the address field.

The only problem with Bwana I've found is that if you click on a man link from within Xcode documentation, it opens the man page in Xcode documentation, but also tries to open it in Bwana, but fails. It is annoying but not too big a deal since, while in X code documentation, I typically don't need to lookup man pages.



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Yet another way to read beautifully formatted man pages
Authored by: dcottle on May 14, '09 10:33:55AM

I like bwana too, because I use Firefox and search by typing. Very fast. From there you can print the PDF. It generates an index, which I've bookmarked.



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