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