Making man Pages


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What's needed to make a man page? How complicated is it? I've searched but only found a few (crappy) tutorials on this. Anyone care to shed some light?


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You actually use the nroff utility, it's in the base install. A good introduction on how to create a man page with nroff is located at Chapter 39: Creating and Formatting Man Pages.

Even though it looks hard, it's really not. Just start off with the basic examples and experiment, be sure to make backups. :)

A side note, the question "How do I make a man page?" is asked more than what most people think it does.

Side note two, one of the best UNIX sites on the net is Visit and learn from the masters. :e