Man Viewer
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View the Man pages (manual) on your system.   Free
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Man Viewer is a easy to use program to view the man pages that are installed on your current system.
What's New
Version 3.2:
  • Added tabbed viewing
  • Resizing the window will resize the manpage output
  • Added a command line tool. Install it via the Man Viewer menu
  • Start up is more threaded now so no more spinning beachballs
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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ver. 3.x:
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sadeveloper reviewed on 01 Feb 2014
Simple is simple. It does view man pages, but none of the display features work. Can't change font, type, size or color.
I'm looking for something that displays the manual pages better than the terminal, not just duplicates it in a window.
[Version 3.2]



dimardo reviewed on 09 Nov 2011
Cool simple man viewer
[Version 3.2]


Reowen commented on 09 Oct 2011
Nice to have a free man page viewer that is being maintained. However, I'm sticking with ManOpen for now because I find it more efficient to open a particular page.

A few things would really Man Viewer, in my opinion. Speed up launch (even reading from cache takes many seconds to build the list). Start with the cursor in the search box and make cmd-F put the cursor in the search box. Select a best match in the list as one types in the search box and have open that best match. Then one could open the app, type the desired item and and it would be displayed. Saves many steps.
[Version 3.2]

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Reowen replied on 09 Oct 2011
Two bracketed returns were elided from last two sentences, making it look like nonsense (why, oh why can't we edit our entries?). The final suggestion was that the return key should open the best match that is selected in the list. Thus one could open the application, type the desired item, type return, and it would open. Much more efficient than clicking or typing tab to get to the search field, typing to limit the items shown in the list, then clicking on the desired item in the list.

Marjar commented on 25 Oct 2009
This is really nice. Very comprehensive. Would be even nicer with customisable fonts. Thanks.
[Version 3.1.1]



Igaucho reviewed on 10 Mar 2008
This is probably the best man page viewer I've used so far. Clean interface and well organized. Well implemented sorting and filter feature. Best of all it's free!
[Version 3.0]

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Version Downloads:6,407
Type:Utilities : System
Date:12 Jan 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Man Viewer is a easy to use program to view the man pages that are installed on your current system.

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