Provided by: help2man_1.36.4_i386 bug

NAME

       help2man - generate a simple manual page

SYNOPSIS

       help2man [OPTION]... EXECUTABLE

DESCRIPTION

       ‘help2man’ generates a man page out of ‘--help’ and ‘--version’ output.

       -n, --name=STRING
              description for the NAME paragraph

       -s, --section=SECTION
              section number for manual page (1, 6, 8)

       -m, --manual=TEXT
              name of manual (User Commands, ...)

       -S, --source=TEXT
              source of program (FSF, Debian, ...)

       -L, --locale=STRING
              select locale (default "C")

       -i, --include=FILE
              include material from ‘FILE’

       -I, --opt-include=FILE
              include material from ‘FILE’ if it exists

       -o, --output=FILE
              send output to ‘FILE’

       -p, --info-page=TEXT
              name of Texinfo manual

       -N, --no-info
              suppress pointer to Texinfo manual

       --help print this help, then exit

       --version
              print version number, then exit

       EXECUTABLE should accept  ‘--help’  and  ‘--version’  options  although
       alternatives may be specified using:

       -h, --help-option=STRING
              help option string

       -v, --version-option=STRING
              version option string

INCLUDE FILES

       Additional  material  may  be included in the generated output with the
       --include and --opt-include options.  The format is simple:

           [section]
           text

           /pattern/
           text

       Blocks of verbatim *roff text are inserted into the  output  either  at
       the  start  of  the  given  [section]  (case  insensitive),  or after a
       paragraph matching /pattern/.

       Patterns use the Perl regular expression syntax and may be followed  by
       the i, s or m modifiers (see perlre(1)).

       Lines  before  the  first  section  or pattern which begin with ‘-’ are
       processed as options.  Anything else is silently  ignored  and  may  be
       used for comments, RCS keywords and the like.

       The section output order is:

           NAME
           SYNOPSIS
           DESCRIPTION
           OPTIONS
           EXAMPLES
           other
           AUTHOR
           REPORTING BUGS
           COPYRIGHT
           SEE ALSO

       Any  [name]  or  [synopsis] sections appearing in the include file will
       replace what would have automatically been produced (although  you  can
       still override the former with --name if required).

       Other  sections  are prepended to the automatically produced output for
       the standard sections given above, or included at other (above) in  the
       order they were encountered in the include file.

AVAILABILITY

       The latest version of this distribution is available on-line from:

           ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/help2man/

AUTHOR

       Written by Brendan O’Dea <bod@debian.org>

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-help2man@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  ©  1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Free
       Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       The full documentation for help2man is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.
       If  the info and help2man programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info help2man

       should give you access to the complete manual.