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ManEdit

The ManEdit UNIX Manual Page Editor is an editor specifically tailored for UNIX manual pages. It has a preview viewer, uses the manual page XML format for easy editing, and comes with a tutorial and reference guide. It uses the GTK+ widget set and features syntax highlighting, a complete drag and drop system for easy viewing and editing, a crash recovery system, and sample manual page templates.

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  •  13 Oct 2008 11:29

    Release Notes: A memory leak when saving manual pages under a different name was fixed. The file selector's file type and extension completion were improved.

    •  18 Mar 2008 08:40

      Release Notes: A new and improved Tool Bar, a CfgList system, an options window, and top-level node statistics.

      •  04 Feb 2008 01:07

        Release Notes: This release fixes the MenuButton widget recursive popup bug. The Manual Page name is now displayed on the Viewer's title bar. A bug in the Popup List's signal connection has been fixed.

        •  18 Feb 2007 05:30

          Release Notes: The Editor's copy/paste ownership display was improved. A bug that caused redundant signal connects when setting a GtkSelection was fixed. New select, copy, and pointer roller functions have been added to the Viewer.

          •  18 Sep 2006 11:51

            Release Notes: A bug in the selection of file types in the File Selector dialog was fixed. The popup list box has been improved. Dialogs now have proper transient parents.

            Recent comments

            25 Jun 2008 03:09 learfox

            Downtime and relocation notice 2008 June 24
            The site (revealsystems.net) that hosts this project's web page (battlefieldlinux.com) was destroyed by error in behalf of a repair technitian attempting to fix another site physically adjacent to this site on 2008 June 12. This site was incorrectly identified as the site needing repair by the technitian and all of its data was completely erased by the "repair" which involved an attempt to install a different operating system (Windows 2000).

            Corrective actions are pending on the technitian as of this posting.

            We are currently regenerating our source and data packages and using wolfsinger.com and savannah.gnu.org as a temporary distribution point. We have not made a decision at this point as to whether to keep this temporary distribution set up or to recreate the set up on battlefieldlinux.com. When a decision is made it will be posted here.

            29 Nov 2001 03:11 DevNoll

            Re: special characters

            > It would have been nice if I told why :)
            > ...
            > If you start a line with a dot it
            > doesn't show although the line is
            > present in the manual file. It looks
            > like it is interpreted as a hidden file
            > (e.g. .bashrc) or something... any
            > clues?


            Wow, I found in a side-related manual another one.
            One can also start a line with "\&."

            28 Nov 2001 18:04 DevNoll

            Re: special characters

            > It would have been nice if I told why :)
            > ...
            > If you start a line with a dot it
            > doesn't show although the line is
            > present in the manual file. It looks
            > like it is interpreted as a hidden file
            > (e.g. .bashrc) or something... any
            > clues?


            Okay, after the usual RTFM stuff apparently a possible way for this is starting the line using \N'046' .
            In my current font this will produce the dot I need.
            Still open for suggestion tho :)

            28 Nov 2001 16:11 DevNoll

            special characters
            It would have been nice if I told why :) ...
            If you start a line with a dot it doesn't show although the line is present in the manual file. It looks like it is interpreted as a hidden file (e.g. .bashrc) or something... any clues?

            28 Nov 2001 15:59 DevNoll

            special characters
            How does one start a line with a dot in manedit like:
            . <program name>
            A \ as 'do nothing with next character' doesn't work and the manual doesn't tell.

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