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Manual / Man Page Entry

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:42 pm
by devarishi
Hi,


How do we create and link a manual / man page to man command?

To illustrate my point, kindly consider the following:

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-bash-2.05b# ls
case.sh  scriptPid.sh
-bash-2.05b# man case.sh
No manual entry for case.sh
-bash-2.05b#
As you can see that I have two scripts. I want to display a manual / man page for the scripts. How to achieve it?

For the time being I have done this:

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-bash-2.05b# sh case.sh --help
No help document is available at this time.
-bash-2.05b#

That is writing related information in the script itself.

Re: Manual / Man Page Entry

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:39 am
by VladSun

Re: Manual / Man Page Entry

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:09 am
by devarishi


That is a useful page but I have not been able to achive this:

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man myScript
When Issue a command like this:

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man ./myScript
it works and that too only when I am already in the directory where the myScript man page is placed.

I tried to add MANPATH in /etc/man.config but still it didn't work.

Re: Manual / Man Page Entry

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:25 am
by VladSun
sudo mv your-man-page.1 /usr/local/man/man1