Open a manpage in the default (graphical) web browser

alias bman='man --html=x-www-browser'
An easy alias for opening a manpage, nicely HTML formatted, in your set internet browser. If you get a "command exited with status 3" error you need to install groff.

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By: lordtoran
2016-10-23 17:59:47

What Others Think

doesn't work on Ubuntu: man: command exited with status 3: /usr/lib/man-db/zsoelim | /usr/lib/man-db/manconv -f UTF-8:ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8//IGNORE | preconv -e UTF-8 | tbl | groff -mandoc -Thtml
rubo77 · 99 weeks and 6 days ago
That means groff is not installed. Apparently it's not by default on Ubuntu because it is a suggested but not recommended soft dependency of man-db.
lordtoran · 99 weeks and 6 days ago
When is this shit in the comments section ever going to be cleaned up?????????????????????????????????????
Farstrider · 88 weeks and 5 days ago

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