Bwana
Bwana
2.8

4.9

Bwana free download for Mac

Bwana

2.8
24 December 2018

Manual page viewer for Web browsers.

Overview

Bwana is a manual page viewer for your Browser. It parses man pages in real time to provide the most up to date pages in an easy to read format. The pages have links to other man pages, http and email references--the way man pages should have been from the start.

What's new in Bwana

Version 2.8:
  • Mojave MacOS 10.14 support
  • 64 bit support

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dvdpedia
31 December 2006

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To add man paths to your system include them in man configuration file located in /usr/share/misc/man.conf. The format for including another path is a new line with: MANPATH /usr/share/mynewpath. To open a temporary page in a path you don't want to include as part of your man configuration then pass the entire path to Bwana with man:/Users/myuser/Desktop/mansource.1 or man:///Users/myuser/Desktop/mansource.1
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Version 2.1
RogerKatz
26 February 2019
The herein download DMG identifies itself as Bwana v2.8.1, and the application, when open, identifies itself as Bwana 2.8.1. Nevertheless, the Finder's GetInfo identifies it as v2.8
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Version 2.8
artie505
25 December 2018
Hardly use it these days, but it's sweet and to the point...neat to have around.
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Version 2.8
artie505
25 December 2018
The 64 bit update is much appreciated. Thanks!

Question: Every time I run a man search in v 2.7 or 2.8 I get a "Do you want to allow this page to open "Bwana.app"?" pop-up. Is it necessary?
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Version 2.8
Jichi
12 February 2010
Hope the developer can add applescript support, so that I can write a command line script to open manpage in the terminal like "bwana something". Anyway, Bwana is the one of my indispensible apps to easily convert manpage to webpage. Thanks to the author.
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Version 2.7
Drdul
08 March 2008
Excellent app! The best way I've found to view man pages. I'm slowly learning UNIX, and having Bwana available to quickly pop up a man page is great. Even better is that Bwana provides hyperlinks to other man pages ('cuz I often start out with the wrong command and need to find the correct one).
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Version 2.4
dvdpedia
31 December 2006
To add man paths to your system include them in man configuration file located in /usr/share/misc/man.conf. The format for including another path is a new line with: MANPATH /usr/share/mynewpath. To open a temporary page in a path you don't want to include as part of your man configuration then pass the entire path to Bwana with man:/Users/myuser/Desktop/mansource.1 or man:///Users/myuser/Desktop/mansource.1
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Version 2.1
8bit-Wintermute
17 December 2006
This is a great program but it seems not to be using MANPATH because I can't make it find any of the Darwinports / fink installed manual pages. This really limits the usefulness for me
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Version 2.1
Greg-Raven
13 December 2006
The new version is even better than the previous, and as you can see below, I really liked the previous version. The two main improvements as far as I'm concerned are the addition af a search box on each results page, and the link to the "index" page. Fabulous stuff!
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Version 2.0
Greg-Raven
01 August 2006
I've seen several other ways of reading man pages that don't involve going to Terminal.app, but Bwana is far and away the best method. I virtually always have Safari open, so man pages are seldom more than a click away. Bwana formats the man pages very nicely, and adds links to other man pages. As nice as Bwana is, it's a shame that most man pages are so poorly written. Bwana deserves better!
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Version 1.9
Vinceleers
31 July 2006
please add support for omniweb! otherwise it's great - thanks..
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Version 1.9
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dvdpedia
dvdpedia
10 October 2006
If you want to use Bwana with OmniWeb, add the following lines to the scripts.strings file. (You can access the file by ctlr-clicking the Bwana icon and then navigate to Show package contents/Contents/Resources/scripts.strings) These are the lines you need to include in the script: OmniWeb tell application "OmniWeb" GetURL "file://%@" end tell (Code comes courtesty of Bwana user Tim M.) After that save the file and you'll be good to go.
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Version 1.9
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4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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