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Shortcut for man page like [man://uniq]

by repellent (Priest)
on Mar 05, 2009 at 17:44 UTC ( #748618=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Perhaps I'm missing something, but wouldn't it be nice to have a shortcut to a man page on the web? For example:


Yes, I realize that there are many variants/versions of man pages, so it's not going to be spot-on perfect. Maybe look under one (or more) of these:

http://www.manpages.com
http://www.manpagez.com
http://www.linuxmanpages.com

Just an idea.

UPDATE: It has been implemented, as announced by jdporter. Kudos to Perlbotics who started Suggestion for new shortcut-tags: [man://] and [mskb://] and many others I have failed to mention.

Comment on Shortcut for man page like [man://uniq]
Re: Shortcut for man page like [man://uniq]
by toolic (Chancellor) on Mar 05, 2009 at 17:58 UTC
      Ah, thanks!

      Most likely, that's simply because no pmdevil has stepped up to implement it. That said, it would still need to be blessed by one of the gods, who are probably waiting for a pmdev to implement it, but no pmdev has enough of an itch from this to try it without having, basically, pre-approval from a god that it'll get applied. (Yes, there's a bit of a circle here.)

        Tanktalus, I don't know whether to praise you for being able to explain the situation so eloquently, or shame you for failing to notice that there is already an unapplied patch, resulting from 720039.

        Maybe both? :-)

        Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.
Re: Shortcut for man page like [man://uniq]
by jdporter (Canon) on Mar 16, 2009 at 17:57 UTC

    Done. See announcement in Tidings.

    Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.
      Yay!++ And my OP automatically changed to reflect the new shortcut implementation. Thanks! :)

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