Help2man

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GNU help2man

https://www.gnu.org/software/help2man
Generates 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

User guide included.

Related Projects




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3arca08 September 2012



Leaders and contributors

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


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-help2man@gnu.org


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to useLocale_gettext Perl module
Required to usegettext

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



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