From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bikeshed: dman (download manpages from the web)

I have kept a little shell script called dman in my $HOME/bin ever since manpages.ubuntu.com came online, in 2008.

It's a really convenient way to read manpages in your terminal, for packages that you don't have installed locally. Assuming you're internet connected, it's a really handy tool, saving lots of disk space, while giving you access to many gigabytes of excellent system level documentation.

For example:
  dman wtf
If you find this useful, install the bikeshed package from Natty, or from the Bikeshed PPA for other versions of Ubuntu.

:-Dustin