Hi, A while back I asked in #debian-mentors about tools / editors to build man pages without to learn the groff / nroff / etc. I had many useful suggestions and I'd like to summarize the approach I followed at the end as a way to thank the people who step in to help (particularly René Mayorga, as he suggested DocBook and docbook2man). As I was adapting information from a Web page to a man page, so the pandoc package comes handy: pandoc --from=html --to=docbook input.html output.xml the XML produced is not the type of DocBook input taken by other tools that produce man pages; here another package comes handy, doclifter. This program tries to infer logical markup from presentational markup. If you take any existing man page, you can get a working skeleton: doclifter manpage.1 To produce man pages from DocBook source, the best results I got came from docbook2x package: docbook2x-man man-page-in-docbook-format.xml Finally, I tried two editors for editing the xml: xmlcopyeditor and conglomerate I recommend xmlcopyeditor. HTH, Pablo
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