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       dman - download and read manpages from the internet, rather than the local system


       dman [TOPIC]


       dman  is  a  script  that remotely retrieves manpages from, but
       reads them on the local system.

       This is often useful to read a manpage of a utility that you do not have installed on  the
       local system.

       It will cycle through each manpage section available for a given TOPIC.


        dman open


       Note  that  the  network  operations will be a little slower than perhaps you are used to,
       when reading a manpage.  Also note that you must be internet-connected, and able to access  for this utility to be useful.  Finally, the algorithm that dman uses
       to retrieve remote pages is considerably simpler than that of man(1).




       This manpage and the utility was written  by  Dustin  Kirkland  <>  for
       Ubuntu  systems  (but  may  be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute
       and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License,  Version  3
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian  systems,  the  complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL, or on the web at