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Authored by: bluehz on Jul 07, '03 09:56:54PM
I have used man-cgi since I found it over a year ago. Single scrip, drop it in your cgi dir. Thats it. No messy configuring or anything.

http://www.softlab.ntua.gr/~christia/man-cgi.html

on top of that you can create a nifty bookmark in your bookmark bar like this:

javascript:void(q%3Dprompt('What%20Man%20pages%20would%20you%20like%20to%20view?',''));if(q)void(location.href='http:%2F%2F127.0.0.1%2Fcgi-bin%2Fman-cgi%3F'+escape(q))

that will create a simple query dialog in your web browser. Click the bookmark (give it a nice icon with previous tips on using dingbats for bookmark bar icons), then you are no farther than a simple click - enter your man search term and it is displayed in the browser.

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Read man pages in your browser
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 09, '03 03:26:49PM

That's great, but I bet I'll have trouble remembering where to find this script and start it. I made a script in my home dir that would start up the manServer, but I bet there's a short & sweet way to ensure that the manServer starts up every time I log on. What do you recommend?

I haven't tried it before, but I am guessing that either AppleScript or a shell script could be made to start the manServer with the -s option. I just wonder which would be easiest. Ideally, I'd like something I could put in my Login Items, so that I'll see that it is there in the future and I'll be reminded that I have it starting automagically. Can one put an AppleScript in Login Items? I think so ....

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