GUI for Linux man pages

tux_compTwo ways to read the man pages using a GUI instead of reading from the terminal:

  • unity-scope-manpages: Ubuntu with Unity only. Shows the man page entries in the dash. To install:
    $ sudo apt-get install unity-scope-manpages
  • Yelp: the gnome default help file browser. However you can use it to read man pages. For example, to check ‘man 2 chmod’, run
    $ yelp man:chmod 2
  • xman: this is a old X11 utility. Installed by default on Ubuntu. Open xman using
    $ xman -notopbox

    Then select the section you need from the Sections tab. Once done go to Options tab ▸ Search and type in the term you want to look up.

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