[BusyBox] man for busybox

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Tue Jun 14 06:14:28 UTC 2005

On Monday 13 June 2005 03:57 am, Craig Skinner wrote:
> Rob Landley wrote:
> > But yeah, man page support would be really cool.
> Amen.
> Would it be possible for this to include other man pages from a
> buildroot environment?
> Eg for the likes of dropbear, bridge, iptables,.....
> Maybe an option to include the man pages for all built external
> packages, or just for some selected items????
> Craig.

Well, right now we can use troff to convert a man page into a preformatted 
text file, and then gzip it and drop it in a directory for a simple "zcat | 
less" style man to display.  This means you have to have troff and the man 
macros package available as a build tool to do the conversion, but not in the 
final image.


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