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Open a man page as a PDF in Gnome

Terminal - Open a man page as a PDF in Gnome
TF=`mktemp` && man -t YOUR_COMMAND >> $TF && gnome-open $TF
2009-02-18 15:18:35
User: furicle
Functions: man
Open a man page as a PDF in Gnome

Would be better if gnome-open would accept std in

Should be doable in KDE - anyone?


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For KDE4, just replace "gnome-open" with "kde-open".

That said, konqueror supports the "man:/" pseudo-protocol, so you can just type "man:/YOUR_COMMAND" to see the manual as HTML in Konqueror.

Comment by raphink 353 weeks and 5 days ago

Gnome used to support the man:/ protocol - they busted it and it's never returned AFAIK.

`xdg-open` is the new portable call - use that if it's available

Comment by furicle 343 weeks and 5 days ago

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