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Txt2man converts flat ASCII text into the man page format. This allows man pages to be authored without knowledge of nroff macros. It is a shell script that uses GNU awk, and it should run on any Unix-like system.

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  •  16 Mar 2011 23:32

    Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. Among corrections, txt2man now better generates comment and parses correctly some corner cases. src2man now supports multi-line C function prototypes.

    •  21 Mar 2007 13:23

      Release Notes: The ability to layout C structures correctly in SYNOPSIS sections has been added to txt2man. Src2man is now able to generate man pages describing C types and structures from C source files. Parsing is now more robust.

      •  16 Mar 2007 16:36

        Release Notes: Copyright has been added to Bookman and Src2man. Cover page handling has been fixed. This release adds an origin comment in generated man pages.

        •  15 Mar 2007 17:40

          Release Notes: Bookman has better handling of headers and footers on the cover page. The date can now be set in Src2man and Txt2man. There is better handling of C function prototypes.

          •  25 Oct 2006 20:59

            Release Notes: Man page extraction in C code has been improved in the src2man command. An installation bug has been fixed. The Bookman command has been slightly improved.


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