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GNU help2man
'help2man' automatically generates simple manual pages from program files by reasonably rearranging standard --help and --version outputs into something that resembles a manual page. It lets developers include a manual page in their distribution without having to maintain that document.


User guide included

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3arca08 September 2012

Leaders and contributors

Brendan O'Dea Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 September 2015.


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