[Israel.pm] man2html server
shahar at mattat.co.il
Mon Nov 1 04:06:15 PST 2004
First of all I want to say hi, because I was away from the list for a
few months, and an unexpected talk with Gabor made me "home-sick", so I
A few days ago I got into learning about inet sockets using
IO::Socket::INET, and my testing resulted in something that came to be
kind of practical (atleast for me...) : some kind of daemon or server
listening on localhost, that can serve man pages as HTML to a browser...
So now instead of doing "man foo::bar" I open up firefox, and type
"http://localhost:5050/foo::bar" and get a nicely formatted manpage in
It's pretty simple and not very developped, but I think It's a nice
idea, and I find it kind of usefull.
Did anyone come accross something like that before? Does anyone think
this sort of thing is woth further development? If anyone does, I'll get
the code (it's a very short program right now...) somewhere online.
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