Bug#1993: Unified approach to on-line documentation
> For a more functional presentation of the manual, I'd convert the manual
> pages to HTML on the fly, and read them with lynx or another web browser.
From: Jeff Noxon <email@example.com>
> I think this would be much more useful with the info pages. Info is
> just as intuitive as vi (that is, not at all) and I think that makes it
> a bad format to store documentation in.
> I believe there is already a program to do info->html, but if I recall
> it uses 10's to 100's of megabytes of VM to do its job. Not exactly a
> well-written program... :)
> Any programmers out there itching for something to write?
We really should do an HTML interface to the info and man pages and the
ad-hoc documentation under /usr/doc, so that someone could use one program
to read all the documentation on the system.
Ray Dassen has already set up an HTML interface to documentation on our
FTP site. I think we should package this to run on the system, and
attempt to marry all info man man pages and as much as we can in /usr/doc
into it. I think we need to clear up the license for Lynx - there's a
copyright but nothing else.
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