[Israel.pm] man2html server

michael tewner tewner at jct.ac.il
Mon Nov 1 04:38:22 PST 2004


aren't there a bunch of documentation engones out there? (doxygen?
others?)


On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Shahar Evron wrote:

> Hi all..
>
> 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
> came back...
>
> 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
> my browser.
>
> 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.
>
> Shahar.
>
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