txt2man - convert flat ASCII text to manpage format

Property Value
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
txt2man_1.5.6-3_all.deb 1.5.6 all Ubuntu Universe
txt2man - - -


Name Value
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Type URL
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




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

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