View a man page on a nice interface

yelp man:foo
A great way of viewing some man page while using gnome.

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By: renich
2009-03-29 07:13:44

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  • Shows the interface and the ip-address Show Sample Output


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    { if (/^[A-Za-z0-9]/) { interface=$1; next } else { if (/inet [Aa][d]*r/) { split($2,ip,":") } else { next } } print interface"\t: "ip[2] }
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What Others Think

Cool.. just knew about yelp.
sata · 477 weeks and 6 days ago
Woah, I never knew about yelp via the command line. Very nice.
kaedenn · 477 weeks and 5 days ago
Nice!! ...and the ancient riddle lives on... yelp man:woman
asmoore82 · 477 weeks and 4 days ago

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