txt2man - convert flat ASCII text to manpage format

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: txt2man
Package version: 1.5.6
Package release: 3
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 81 B
Download size: 25.81 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
txt2man is program that converts simple texts to manpages easily. The syntax of the ASCII text should looks like the output provided by man(1) program. So, you need write a text file using a visual approach of a manpage and txt2man will convert it. The txt2man(1) manpage is short and sufficient to understand how the program works. A command to extract comments from source code (src2man) and a command to build an indexed volume from a set of manpages (bookman) are also provided by this package. txt2man is very useful for programmers and Debian packaging.




    Binary package: txt2man_1.5.6-3_all.deb
    Source package: txt2man

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install txt2man deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install txt2man


    • /usr/bin/bookman
    • /usr/bin/src2man
    • /usr/bin/txt2man
    • /usr/share/doc/txt2man/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/txt2man/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/txt2man/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/txt2man/examples/chaosreader.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/txt2man/examples/mac-robber.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/txt2man/examples/vinetto.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/txt2man/examples/volatility.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/bookman.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/src2man.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/txt2man.1.gz


    2015-04-26 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.6-3) unstable; urgency=medium * Upload to unstable. Welcome Jessie Stable! * debian/control: little adjustment in long description. * debian/copyright: dropping dot-zero from GPL license short name.

    2015-04-12 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.6-2) experimental; urgency=medium * Updated the patch fix-makefile to use the date of the latest entry in debian/changelog for the date headers in man pages to make that builds are reproducible. Thanks a lot to Jonathan Wiltshire, Jérémy Bobbio and Reiner Herrmann. (Closes: #782462)

    2015-01-31 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.6-1) experimental; urgency=medium * New maintainer. Thanks a lot to Fredrik Steen and Robin Cornelius for your nice work over this package. * New upstream release. (Closes: #656029) * Acknowledge NMU. Thanks to Jonathan Wiltshire. (Closes: #724614) * Migrations: - DH level to 9. - Standards-Version to 3.9.6. - debian/copyright to 1.0 format. - debian/rules to new (reduced) format. * debian/control: - Improved the long description. - Updated the Homepage field. The upstream is using GitHub now. - Updated the Vcs-* fields. * debian/copyright: updated the upstream and packagers names and years. * debian/dirs: removed. The fix-makefile patch fixed the upstream Makefile and it will create the need directories. * debian/docs: removed (useless to final user). * debian/examples: created to install some examples. * debian/examples.d: create to be a stuff of examples. * debian/patches/: - remove-ksh-check.patch: . Added a header. . Renamed to drop-ksh-check. - debian-changes-1.5.5-2.1: . Reviewed and split to fix-bashisms and fix-pager-option. - fix-makefile: added to fix the upstream Makefile. - fix-path-hyphen: fix a path pointing manpages level 2 and a hyphen used as a minus sign in bookman file. - fix-spelling-hyphen: fix a spelling error and a hyphen used as a minus sign in txt2man file. * debian/README.Debian: added to point to some examples. * debian/watch: updated (using GitHub now).

    2013-09-25 - Jonathan Wiltshire <jmw@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.5-4.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix CVE-2013-1444: insecure use of temporary files by removing apparant debug output from patches/debian-changes-1.5.5-2.1 (Closes: #724614) Thanks: Patrick Cherry of Bytemark Hosting

    2011-04-11 - Fredrik Steen <stone@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.5-4) unstable; urgency=low * Updated Standards version * Remove broken check for ksh (Closes:#620562) (in 1.5.5-3 upload)

    2011-04-07 - Fredrik Steen <stone@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.5-3) unstable; urgency=medium * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0

    2009-11-29 - Fredrik Steen <stone@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.5-2) unstable; urgency=low * Use "pager" when using option -T (Closes:#530342)

    2008-04-12 - Chris Lamb <chris@chris-lamb.co.uk> txt2man (1.5.5-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix bashisms in 'bookman' script (Closes: #473696)

    2008-03-25 - Robin Cornelius <robin.cornelius@gmail.com> txt2man (1.5.5-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. (Closes:#415390) * Incorrect generation of nroff for command line arguments (Closes: #416391, #440214) * Use gsub instead of sub to correctly parse file. (Closes: #221268) * Fix lintian warnings due to incorrectly generated nroff comments

    2006-10-27 - Fredrik Steen <stone@debian.org> txt2man (1.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release