ManOpen
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ManOpen is a MacOS X GUI application for viewing Unix manual pages, which is the standard documentation for Unix command line programs, programmer libraries, and other system information. It can open files directly or be given titles, in which case it will display the output from the `man' command-line program. An apropos interface is also provided, which is basically a quick-and-dirty search of the man page databases. Services are provided to other applications to open selected files/titles or do apropos searches using the selected text. A command-line `openman' tool is provided to
What's New
Version 2.6:
  • Requires MacOS X 10.4; works on 10.7
  • Updated to use more current MacOS interface
  • Added a "Copy URL" function to copy the current page URL to the clipboard (suggested by Quinn)
  • Handle versions of groff/grotty which use ANSI escape sequences (reported by Kim Holburn)
  • Preference on Lion to disable saving of open windows upon quit
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later









  • Man Viewer
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  • Dash
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  • Bwana
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  • Man Reader
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ManOpen User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Zarquon commented on 23 Oct 2013
The link seems to be broken.
[Version 2.6]


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+5

YesThatAllen reviewed on 26 Mar 2012
super fast, super great!
[Version 2.6]


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Negritude commented on 13 Oct 2011
This listing is obsolete. There is now a pre-compiled Intel version listed under a separate entry:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/40476/manopen
[Version 2.5.1]


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reverb tipped on 04 Aug 2009
There is an unofficial universal binary of ManOpen available here: http://cverge.net/tools/#manopen
[Version 2.5.1]


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John P Hughes commented on 17 May 2008
If you are a Mac OS X 10.4.11 user, Man Handler offers a better way to add Man search paths - ManOpen does not show hidden directories!
[Version 2.5.1]


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chrischram commented on 13 Oct 2006
You don't have to wait for an Intel version of this app. it's quite easy to compile. Just download the source code from the dev's website, in Terminal navigate to the source code's folder, type make. That Easy. (You must have Xcode installed for this magic to work.)
[Version 2.5.1]


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Jobby commented on 09 Jun 2006
Main app works fine on Intel Macs, but the openman command doesn't :(

Any chance of a Universal build, please?
[Version 2.5.1]

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klktrk replied on 19 Aug 2006
Yes, please. That would be nice. Thanks.
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Spyro replied on 05 Oct 2006
Note that the source code is available and it does compile well on an intel mac, though it is not said if one can redistribute a compiled version (so I don't, as I am not the author).
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chrischram replied on 13 Oct 2006
Adding to Spyro's comment: (You must have Xcode Tools installed for this procedure to work.) Download the source code from the dev's website. Double-click the archive to unzip and untar it. In Terminal type 'cd' (without the quites) and a space, then drag the 'ManOpen-2.5.1' folder to the terminal window, then . Type 'make' . In a few seconds you will find ManOpen.app and openman in the folder. Drag ManOpen.app to somewhere you keep your Applications. Drag openman to somewhere in your PATH. You're done.
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iloveitaly reviewed on 05 Dec 2005
Awesome job! Simple, effective, now supporting the 'n' man pages!
[Version 2.5.1]


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reverb reviewed on 05 Dec 2005
Works as advertised. My favorite of the current crop of graphical manpage readers.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2005
Great program, but one annoyance: it grabs ownership of any files with names ending in .1, .2 etc, which royally messes up a lot of Classic applications that have version numbers in their names. Even after removing ManOpen from my computer, several of those apps still aren't recognised as applications at all.
[Version 2.5]


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Whuslik rated on 24 May 2013

[Version 2.6]



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Schmidhauser rated on 10 Aug 2012

[Version 2.6]


Downloads:23,507
Version Downloads:11,606
Type:Internet : Reference
License:Free
Date:10 Mar 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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ManOpen is a MacOS X GUI application for viewing Unix manual pages, which is the standard documentation for Unix command line programs, programmer libraries, and other system information. It can open files directly or be given titles, in which case it will display the output from the `man' command-line program. An apropos interface is also provided, which is basically a quick-and-dirty search of the man page databases. Services are provided to other applications to open selected files/titles or do apropos searches using the selected text. A command-line `openman' tool is provided to easily open the GUI application from a terminal session.


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