From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ubuntu Manpages Repository Updates

The rock stars here at Canonical IS have rolled out some recent changes I made to the Ubuntu Manpage Repository. Mostly, these changes involve a couple of bug fixes.

But perhaps more obviously, I've modified the header and footer to align with the new Lucid theme. Mmmm... Purple. Gimp lens flares. Oooh. Aaaah.

One functional change of note ... Check out the printer icon on the top right corner. Now, you can print (or generate a PDF of) your favorite manpages ;-) I basically did that with screen(1) when I was originally writing Byobu (so that you don't have to read all 80 pages of screen's manual)!

Happy RTFMing... That's "Reading the fun manuals" ;-)



  1. Excuse me if I abuse the comment functionality but since I do not find any other sensible way of bringing the following to your attention, I deemed it acceptible.
    When I open pages from, the index block ("Name", "Synopsis" etc.) oftentimes overlaps with the content. Mostly this is a nuisance, but occasionally the pages are not legible (e.g. I am using Firefox 3.6.8 from the repos on Ubuntu Karmic Koala as well as Google Chromium on Ubuntu Lucid Lynux (netbook edition).
    Thanks for taking notice and maybe pointing me to the right place for a solution.
    Google did not show up anything the like and


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