Announcing the Ubuntu Manpage Repository

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at
Wed Sep 10 04:17:54 BST 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Thilo Six <T.Six at> wrote:
> I just wondered and therefore would like to ask if it is planed to have links
> to those manpages mentioned above from within ?

Sounds like a reasonable request.  I don't know who owns maintenance, but if you drop me a direct email, we
can talk more about how you might like to see this implemented.

> ...and want to add...
> You already received some bash... ahh critics.

Thanks....I have thick skin ;-)

> Thanks for working on that
> service. It really would be nice to have 'man' make uninstalled manpages
> readable.

Agreed!  I'm working my way through the code in "man" to get this to work.

In the mean time, you can use this wrapper script:

You could click on the "download" link, and save in your ~/bin
directory, or some such, and chmod +x.  Then you can run something
 * dman selinux
on a machine that doesn't have selinux installed.


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