manpage-preview for ports
cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Wed Mar 17 15:47:32 PST 2004
On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 15:50:27 -0800
Chris Pressey <cpressey at catseye.mine.nu> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 15:49:08 -0800
> Chris Pressey <cpressey at catseye.mine.nu> wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 00:34:20 +0100
> > Oliver Eikemeier <eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com> wrote:
> > > Raphael H. Becker wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi */*,
> > > >
> > > > sometimes I'd like to read manpages or docs of ports/packages
> > > > but without the need to build and install the complete ports
> > > > first.
> > >
> > > Try <http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi>
> > >
> > > -Oliver
> > Err... that looks like it has man pages for every imaginable base
> > system in it... but does it have manpages for *ports* in it? :)
> > -Chris
> My bad, it does. But only for 5.2-RELEASE, so I didn't immediately
> see it. Sorry for the noise.
Grr, or not! They're there for other versions, but it's formatted
differently in the dropdown list box, so again my eyes missed 'em.
So that this isn't purely gratuitous waste of bandwidth, I'll ask if it
wouldn't be better to list them all together, with "Ports" as the first
word of the field?
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