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|DEBMAN(1)||General Commands Manual||DEBMAN(1)|
debman - read man pages from uninstalled packages
debman -f filename [-- man(1)
debman -p package [-- man(1) options] name
debman -p package=version [-- man(1) options] name
debman extracts a Debian package into a temporary directory and displays manual pages from it. If the -f option is used, it will use a local .deb file; if the -p option is used, it will download the named package using debget. If a version number is appended with "=" to the package name, the package of that version will be used (if known to APT).
debman intentionally ignores any $MANPATH environment variable that might be set, and constructs its own such that only manual pages within the package will be displayed.
debman was written by Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
|11 January 2003|