2013-05-14

Adding further man pages to the HTML renderings on man7.org

As noted in my last post, I've expanded the set of HTML man page renderings at man7.org/linux/man-pages/ to include some projects other than man-pages. Currently, man pages from 37 projects are now rendered, with about 1750 pages in all. The projects that I have so far included have a bias that matches my interests: man-pages, projects related to low-level C and system programming (e.g., the ACL and extended attribute libraries), toolchain projects (e.g., gcc, gdb, Git, coreutils, binutils, util-linux), and other relevant tools (kmod, strace, ltrace, procps, expect) and tools relevant to manual pages (e.g., groff, man-db).

Although there are some other sites around that have renderings of a much larger set of pages, I am (so far) resisting the temptation to take a kitchen-sink approach on man7.org. Nevertheless, I'm open to adding further projects to the set, if they seem relevant. If you think there is a project that should be added to the rendered set, drop a note to man-pages@man7.org with the following information:
  • Name of the project.
  • Project description.
  • URL for the web site the project.
  • (If you know it:) URL of a web page that provides information on how to report bugs in the man pages (or email list address).
  • Source URL for the man pages of the project. The project should provide pages by one of the following means one of the following:
    • Ideally: the URL of a Git repository for the project.
    • The URL of a Bazaar or Mercurial repository.
    • An HTTP or FTP address for the location that is updated with the latest release tarball on each release of the project.
    • If nothing else: the URL of a CVS or Subversion repository. Note: if there is a Git read-only mirror of the CVS or Subversion repository, that is preferred.
  • Instructions on how to build the man pages for the project. These instructions should be minimal, in the sense that they require the minimum CPU effort to build just the man pages. In other words, if possible, I'd like to avoid building the entire project just to obtain the manual pages.
  • Approximate number of manual pages in the project (actual pages, excluding links).

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mike
    Your book is still at my bedside. A topic of interest would be cups.
    man 7 cups.

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