Man oh Man

Man oh Man dialog screenshot

This little AppleScript prompts you to name a term (typically, a command line program) to look up in your Mac’s man pages. Rather than display the manual text in a tedious little terminal window, you can peruse it in your web browser using Bwana (a free prerequisite) or render a high-quality version suitable for printing with Preview.

Here are examples of the cp manual page as rendered by both output options:

You can download a plain text version of the script or a precompiled version ready to drop in your ~/Library/Scripts folder.

Just a handy helper for you programmer types.

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007. Tags: .