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NAME

       debman - read man pages from uninstalled packages

SYNOPSIS

       debman -f filename [-- man(1) options] name
       debman -p package [-- man(1) options] name
       debman -p package=version [-- man(1) options] name

DESCRIPTION

       debman extracts a Debian package into a temporary directory and displays manual pages from
       it. If the -f option is used, it will use a local .deb file; if the -p option is used,  it
       will download the named package using debget.  If a version number is appended with "=" to
       the package name, the package of that version will be used (if known to APT).

ENVIRONMENT

       debman intentionally ignores any $MANPATH environment variable  that  might  be  set,  and
       constructs its own such that only manual pages within the package will be displayed.

AUTHOR

       debman was written by Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>.

SEE ALSO

       debget(1)

                                         11 January 2003                                DEBMAN(1)