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help2man

help2man is a tool for automatically generating simple manual pages from program output. It is intended to provide an easy way for software authors to include a manual page in their distribution without having to maintain that document. Given a program which produces reasonably standard --help and --version outputs, help2man will attempt to re-arrange that output into something which resembles a manual page.

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  •  20 Jul 2003 12:33

    Release Notes: Support for generating localized manual pages has been added. The currently supported locales are French and Polish.

    •  12 Mar 2002 07:26

      Release Notes: man pages can now be generated from a program's --version and --help output. Several bugs were fixed. PERL 5.005 (at least) is now required.

      •  13 Dec 2001 06:20

        Release Notes: This release adds new --source and --manual options to allow the page headers and footers to be specified, and new --help and --version options to cater for programs that don't support the standard --help and --version.

        •  23 Dec 2000 17:02

          Release Notes: This release allows options to be specified in the initial block of include files.

          •  05 Nov 2000 11:38

            Release Notes: Protection for leading apostrophes.

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