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search manpages on the internets

Terminal - search manpages on the internets
manview() { lynx -dump -accept_all_cookies 'http://www.csuglab.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/adm/man.cgi?section=all&topic='"$1" | less; }
2009-03-11 19:02:11
User: Ben
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search manpages on the internets

manview searches man pages on the internets in case the man command doesn't work for some reason or if you think the man pages in Cornell's flavor of Solaris might differ from yours. It dumps the manpage info from lynx to less, so it ends up looking remarkably like a real manpage. Put it in your .bash_profile or .bashrc, and then you can use it like a regular command: typing "manview ssh" will give you the manpage for ssh.

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Useful bash function! I liked it and I rate it as 10/10. Thank you for share it. Danpos.

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