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catopen 2005-08-18 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [3bd4dd] Import official source release `man-1.6'.
gencat 2005-06-01 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [34865e] Adaptation to autoconf configuration and build ...
man 2005-10-13 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [14a6d8] * man/Makefile.in (MANPAGE_SED_TRANSFORM): Add ...
man2html 2005-10-31 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [051aac] Configure C compiler warning options.
misc 2005-05-26 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [078234] Initial import, based on man-1.5m2 distribution.
msgs 2005-10-05 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [091d95] Automatically detect and configure for cross co...
src 2005-10-31 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [051aac] Configure C compiler warning options.
tools 2005-10-31 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [051aac] Configure C compiler warning options.
COPYING 2005-05-26 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [078234] Initial import, based on man-1.5m2 distribution.
ChangeLog 2005-10-31 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [051aac] Configure C compiler warning options.
HISTORY 2005-08-18 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [3bd4dd] Import official source release `man-1.6'.
INSTALL 2005-05-26 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [078234] Initial import, based on man-1.5m2 distribution.
LSM 2005-08-18 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [3bd4dd] Import official source release `man-1.6'.
Makefile.in 2005-10-05 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [091d95] Automatically detect and configure for cross co...
README 2005-08-18 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [3bd4dd] Import official source release `man-1.6'.
README.GNU-WIN32 2005-05-26 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [078234] Initial import, based on man-1.5m2 distribution.
README.HP 2005-08-18 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [3bd4dd] Import official source release `man-1.6'.
README.IRIX 2005-08-18 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [3bd4dd] Import official source release `man-1.6'.
TODO 2005-08-18 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [3bd4dd] Import official source release `man-1.6'.
aclocal.m4 2005-10-31 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [051aac] Configure C compiler warning options.
config.h.in 2005-10-06 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [69748d] Make long option handling comply with autoconf ...
configure 2005-10-31 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [051aac] Configure C compiler warning options.
configure.ac 2005-10-31 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [051aac] Configure C compiler warning options.
install-sh 2005-06-01 Keith Marshall Keith Marshall [34865e] Adaptation to autoconf configuration and build ...

Read Me

man was written by John Eaton (jwe@bevo.che.wisc.edu).
He does not maintain man anymore - please do not bother
him with remarks about the current version, which is
rather different from the original one.

man-1.2 was released by Zeyd M. Ben-Halim (zmbenhal@netcom.com).

man-1.3, man-1.4* and man-1.5* were released by Andries Brouwer (aeb@cwi.nl).

In man-1.5 Richard Verhoeven's man2html was added, together with
some scripts by Michael Hamilton. This html stuff is still alpha
(but it works - no negative reports so far).

In man-1.6 Eric S. Raymond's browser-handoff functionality was added, with
future minor versions planned to cleanup internationalization and cross
platform support (Cygwin, solaris, and perhaps Win32).

The current maintainer is Federico Lucifredi (flucifredi@acm.org). 

The current version can usually be found at 
http://primates.ximian.com/~flucifredi/man/
or over at http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~lucifred/man/ .

There is a very different man program, also derived from
John Eaton's original version (by Graeme W. Wilford)
distributed under the name man_db, with version numbers
like man_db-2.3.10.  Do not confuse the two, they are
mutually incompatible, although they perform nearly the same job.