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GNU help2man

https://www.gnu.org/software/help2man
Help2man is a program that converts the output of standard --help and --version command-line arguments into a manual page automatically.

It lets developers include a manual page in their distribution without having to maintain that document. Since Texinfo is the official documentation format of the GNU project, this also provides a way to generate a placeholder man page pointing to that resource while still providing some useful information.

Documentation

User guide included.

Related Projects




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3arca08 September 2012



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Brendan O'Dea Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:bug-help2man@gnu.org


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Locale_gettext Perl module
Required to use gettext

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2016.



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