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by elusion (Curate)
on Aug 17, 2000 at 05:23 UTC ( #28250=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

elusion has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Is there any where that I can get all the *nix man pages on my Win32 system so that I can read them?

- p u n k k i d
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -Albert Einstein

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(Kozz) Re: Man Pages
by Kozz (Friar) on Aug 17, 2000 at 07:01 UTC
Re: Man Pages
by btrott (Parson) on Aug 17, 2000 at 05:33 UTC
    You could look at the OpenBSD man pages. Do keep in mind, though, that there are differences between tool implementations between Unix platforms. This should give you a general sense, though.

    There are also some Version 7 man pages in the Perl Power Tools pages.

    Or did you mean the Perl docs... in which case, follow chromatic's suggestion.

      I mean man pages. I was reading a description of all of the functions in Perl and for many of the functions it just said that they followed a certain *nix system call. So I had no way of figuring out what they did.

      - p u n k k i d
      "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -Albert Einstein

        I checked out the OpenBSD doc page and it was great. One of the options in the search is to search only system calls. That should do it for you. You can also restrict your search to a certain platform and version of *BSD.

RE: Man Pages
by steveAZ98 (Monk) on Aug 17, 2000 at 17:24 UTC
Re: Man Pages
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Aug 17, 2000 at 05:33 UTC
    If you're using the ActiveState distribution, they're in HTML format under the ActiveState program group.

    I think you can also use perldoc from the commandline. Try perldoc perltoc to see.

Re: Man Pages
by bheckel (Beadle) on Aug 17, 2000 at 23:39 UTC
    I'd recommend installing Cygwin and the Cygwin version of Perl (precompiled) and CygUtils.

    You'll have Unix manpages, Perl manpages and a fully functioning perldoc. All open source.


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