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GUI for Man pages on Mac OS X

Blane Warrene

For those in the SitePoint community on the Mac (as I am in most cases) — a nice tool written by Carl Lindberg called ManOpen simplifies accessing and searching Man files on your system.

It captures a list of all Man pages on the system, allows for searches by keyword and also a viewer within which to read and scroll. While the Terminal will do in most cases for viewing Man pages — there are cases where some simple searching within man pages across the board could save time.

The benefit of the index of Man entries is the optional time spent browsing and learning about new apps and procedures not yet explored in the course of work and research days…