Help2man

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GNU help2man

https://www.gnu.org/software/help2man/
Generate manual pages from program files.

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

https://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/standards.html#Man-Pages

Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line



Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement



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Licensing

License

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Notes

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Bendikker

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17 May 2018




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Brendan O'Dea Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/help2man
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/help2man.html
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/help2man-texi.html
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://salsa.debian.org/bod/help2man/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/help2man/


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to usegettext
Required to useLocale_gettext Perl module

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 January 2019.



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"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.






















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