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For a GUI man page viewer, try ManOpen
Authored by: ClassicUser on Dec 09, '04 09:58:30PM
Bwana does seem nice, and using your web browser is slick, but if the end result desired is a GUI approach to viewing man pages, why go any farther than ManOpen? (also, see the 5-star-rated VersionTracker entry).

ManOpen has a great UI, comes with a command-line tool ('openman'), can open entries directly from the app, can perform Apropos searches, etc. etc. etc.

Very powerful, and very Mac-like. An absolutely indispensible utility, IMHO.

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For a GUI man page viewer, try ManOpen
Authored by: farranco on Dec 10, '04 06:38:33AM
ManOpen is okay, but I like Bwana output better and using it from Safari without having to open another application I what I wanted, also to be able to click on other man pages as links and websites in the OTHER section is convenient. Not to mention that my brother sends me request for information or tips and he embeds man: urls in the emails, all I have to do is click them.

All that said what I need to add now is an option for always opening new tabs in Safari. The problem is the finder passes the URL to Bwana so I can never tell who is calling Bwana, If I were able to tell I could open a new window if it was not the browser.

Click here for your man index

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