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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

       -l, --libtool
              exclude the `lt-' from the program name

       --help print this help, then exit

       --version
              print version number, then exit

       EXECUTABLE  should  accept  `--help'  and `--version' options and produce output on stdout
       although alternatives may be specified using:

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

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

       --version-string=STRING
              version string

       --no-discard-stderr
              include stderr when parsing option output

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 (for those included) is:

           NAME
           SYNOPSIS
           DESCRIPTION
           OPTIONS
           ENVIRONMENT
           FILES
           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, 2009,  2010,  2011  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.