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Old 09-11-2002
how do you create a man page?

i've never done this before. i created a script that I placed in /usr/bin, but want to create a man page for it. i'm clueless

thanks
# 2  
Old 09-12-2002
I've never tried it personally, but I searched the site - someone asked this question awhile back:

https://www.unix.com/programming/7140-man.html?s=

Hope it helps.
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Old 09-13-2002
thanks

thanks for the link. it was a big help.
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Old 09-13-2002
If you already have a formatted file. simply put it in the appropriate directory under either /usr/share/man or /usr/local/man.

Then compress the file and rename it without the .Z on the end

cp mymanpage

compress mymanpage
mv mymanpage.Z mymanpage

The file is normally kept in the compressed mode.
 

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