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NAME

       docbook-to-man — convert DocBook       SGML into roff -man macros

SYNOPSIS

       docbook-to-man [source.sgml]  [>]  [destination.1]

DESCRIPTION

       The  docbook-to-man tool is a batch converter that transforms UNIX-style manpages from the
       DocBook SGML       DTD into nroff/troff -man macros.

       docbook-to-man is the shell command that runs the  low-level  components  to  translate  a
       single  DocBook SGML document instance (whose document element is <RefEntry>) into pretty-
       much vanilla -man macros, with tables rendered in tbl.

       This is not the original version by Fred Dalrymple, but one with the ANS Modifications  by
       David Bolen (db3l@ans.net).

       This  manual  page  and some small changes are by W. Borgert debacle@debian.org for Debian
       GNU/Linux.  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify  this  document  under
       the  terms  of  the  GNU  Free  Documentation  License,  Version  1.1 or any later version
       published by the Free Software Foundation; with  no  Invariant  Sections,  no  Front-Cover
       Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.

White space and special characters

       If  you  want  to  use  tabs in your manpage you should use <programlisting>, <literal> or
       <screen> and invoke docbook-to-man with INSTANT_OPT set to a tab character. Be aware  that
       multiple tabs will be collapsed into one.

       When  you  want  to  collapse  white space into one, you should invoke docbook-to-man with
       INSTANT_OPT set to a space character.

       Special characters like \, ' or . will not be interpreted if  you  set  INSTANT_OPT  to  a
       space or tab character.

ENVIRONMENT

       If  the variable INSTANT_OPT is not set, the instant(1) is called with the parameter -d by
       docbook-to-man.  If you don't want this, e.g. if you want to use some  special  characters
       literally in your SGML file, you can set INSTANT_OPT to just a space character:

       INSTANT_OPT=" " docbook-to-man src.sgml > dst.1

       Note:  The  better  way to use special characters like ^ or > is to write them in the SGML
       way, i.e. &caret; or &gt;.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 1996 X Consortium

       Copyright (c) 1996 Dalrymple Consulting

       Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any  person  obtaining  a  copy  of  this
       software  and  associated  documentation  files  (the "Software"), to deal in the Software
       without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify,  merge,
       publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons
       to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

       The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all  copies  or
       substantial portions of the Software.

       THE  SOFTWARE  IS  PROVIDED  "AS  IS",  WITHOUT  WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
       INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE  AND  NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE X CONSORTIUM OR DALRYMPLE CONSULTING
       BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN  AN  ACTION  OF  CONTRACT,
       TORT  OR  OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
       OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

       Except as contained in this notice, the names of the X Consortium and Dalrymple Consulting
       shall  not  be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings
       in this Software without prior written authorization.

See also

       instant(1) and transpec(5)

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