1. D

    POSIX man pages on FreeBSD

    Does FreeBSD provide man pages for POSIX? In Debian and Ubuntu, I usually install the "manpages-posix" and "manpages-posix-dev" packages to get POSIX man pages. Is there something similar for FreeBSD?
  2. Steffen

    Solved man page in Makefile

    Hello, I am creating a new port. The program is written in Go and the source has a man page (1). You can find it here: I wrote a Makefile, make stage and make stage-qa are working without problems, everything's in place, i.e. the binary is in...
  3. patmaddox

    Browsing man pages (especially online)

    I am familiar with My trouble with it is that I need to know what I'm looking for, either a specific command or apropos. But I'm interested in a more exploratory approach, same as if I go to the handbook and start clicking around. Often times people will link...
  4. Cath O'Deray

    Guidance for porters: manual page content

    Unless I'm missing something, the FreeBSD Porter's Handbook offers no guidance on the basics of how to compose a manual page: page content, without markup. What's an ideal point of reference, online? There should be an explanation of what type of content, if anything, belongs under HISTORY...
  5. Cath O'Deray

    Manual pages online: RFD – share your thoughts on changes to design

    Hint The first two or three posts here might be mind-bending. Post #10 puts things in context. beadm FreeBSD bug 254466 – sysutils/beadm-devel section (1) and sysutils/beadm section (8) for the two manual pages for beadm; consequences closed works as intended – Wolfram Schneider's...
  6. Cath O'Deray

    Coding for MAN and PMAN markup

    Example A <> currently exists beadm – beadm currently finds the FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE and Ports page, should find nothing beadm – beadm currently finds the FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE and Ports page, should...
  7. guoqiang

    Is there a tool for editing man pages?

    I wrote a software that needs to write man pages, but I don't know what tools to write. Is there a tool for conversion or editing?
  8. sidetone

    grep and manpages

    Can I use grep and textproc/bsdgrep to locate underlined words including headers within manpages? So far it can get search for any header not underlined within that manpage. The headers can be included in the search with A (after) and B (before) options. The -i (case) argument didn't work either...
  9. E

    Converting a man page with pandoc

    A port I am working on requires the usage of 'pandoc' (textproc/hs-pandoc) to convert its man page from source to a usable format. Installing pandoc results in a large amount of additional software being installed, so it seems nonoptimal to go through the trouble of installing it just to convert...
  10. F

    HowTo: Create a manpage from scratch.

    Creating a manpage from scratch. What is a manpage? The FreeBSD documentation manuals system is comprised on many manuals that are intended to by displayed on-line from the command line using the “man” command. Every Base RELEASE command has it’s own manual as well as the...