Open a man page as a PDF in Gnome

TF=`mktemp` && man -t YOUR_COMMAND >> $TF && gnome-open $TF
Would be better if gnome-open would accept std in Should be doable in KDE - anyone?

By: furicle
2009-02-18 15:18:35

What Others Think

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.
raphink · 703 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
furicle · 693 weeks and 5 days ago

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