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Read Unix manpages in Safari via the shell and Bwana
Authored by: gospodin_david on Dec 09, '04 12:39:18PM

There is one problem with this approach. If Safari is open, but there are no Safari windows open, "open man:" doesn't do anything.



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Read Unix manpages in Safari via the shell and Bwana
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 09, '04 03:23:53PM

It doesn't do anything for me even with Safari running and at least one Safari window open -- the one I'm using now to write to you.

Was I supposed to type "open man:man" in the Safari address bar instead of in Terminal? Neither approach did anything for me.

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Read Unix manpages in Safari via the shell and Bwana
Authored by: MattHaffner on Dec 09, '04 03:49:17PM

Did you download Bwana? You have to download it first before anything will happen. It *is* the handler for 'man:' URLs. Then you can type "man:man" in Safari or "open man:man" in the terminal (or use the shell script above...).

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Read Unix manpages in Safari via the shell and Bwana
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 10, '04 01:25:33PM

Ah, OK. I misunderstood. I thought the advice meant that Bwana wasn't needed. Thanks for clearing that up for me!

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Read Unix manpages in Safari via the shell and Bwana
Authored by: aaronrp on Dec 09, '04 03:39:56PM

That's one problem. Also, at least on my system, it replaces the currently open web page with the manpage -- which, usually, is not what I want, since I may want to leave the currently open web page open. The script opens a new tab for it.



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