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       db2x_manxml - Make man pages from Man-XML


       db2x_manxml [options] [xml-document]


       db2x_manxml  converts  a  Man-XML document into one or more man pages. They are written in
       the current directory.

       If xml-document is not given, then the document to convert is read from standard input.


              Select the character encoding used for the output files.  The  available  encodings
              are those of iconv(1).  The default encoding is us-ascii.

              The  XML  source  may contain characters that are not representable in the encoding
              that you select; in this case the program will bomb out during processing, and  you
              should choose another encoding.  (This is guaranteed not to happen with any Unicode
              encoding such as UTF-8, but unfortunately not everyone is able to  process  Unicode

              If  you are using GNU’s version of iconv(1), you can affix //TRANSLIT to the end of
              the encoding name to attempt transliterations of any  unconvertible  characters  in
              the  output.   Beware,  however,  that  the really inconvertible characters will be
              turned into another of those damned question marks. (Aren’t you sick of this?)

              The  suffix  //TRANSLIT  applied  to  a   Unicode   encoding   —   in   particular,
              utf-8//TRANSLIT — means that the output files are to remain in Unicode, but markup-
              level character translations using utf8trans are still  to  be  done.  So  in  most
              cases,  an  English-language  document,  converted using --encoding=utf-8//TRANSLIT
              will actually end up as a US-ASCII document, but any untranslatable characters will
              remain  as  UTF-8 without any warning whatsoever.  (Note: strictly speaking this is
              not “transliteration”.)  This method of conversion  is  a  compromise  over  strict
              --encoding=us-ascii  processing,  which aborts if any untranslatable characters are

              Note that man pages and Texinfo documents in non-ASCII encodings (including  UTF-8)
              may  not  be  portable  to  older (non-internationalized) systems, which is why the
              default value for this option is us-ascii.

              To suppress any automatic character mapping or encoding conversion whatsoever, pass
              the option --encoding=utf-8.

              Write  a  list  of  all  the output files to standard output, in addition to normal

              Specify the directory where the output  files  are  placed.   The  default  is  the
              current working directory.

              This option is ignored if the output is to be written to standard output (triggered
              by the option --to-stdout).

              Write the output to standard output instead of to individual files.

              If this option is  used  even  when  there  are  supposed  to  be  multiple  output
              documents,  then  everything  is  concatenated to standard output.  But beware that
              most other programs will not accept this concatenated output.

              This option is incompatible with --list-files, obviously.

       --help Show brief usage information and exit.

              Show version and exit.

       Some man pages may be referenced under two  or  more  names,  instead  of  just  one.  For
       example, strcpy(3) and strncpy(3) often point to the same man page which describes the two
       functions together.  Choose one of the following options to select how such man pages  are
       to be generated:

              For  each  of  all  the alternate names for a man page, erect symbolic links to the
              file that contains the real man page content.

              Generate stub pages (using .so roff requests) for  the  alternate  names,  pointing
              them to the real man page content.

              Do  not  make any alternative names available.  The man page can only be referenced
              under its principal name.

       This program uses certain other programs for its operation.  If  they  are  not  in  their
       default installed locations, then use the following options to set their location:

       --utf8trans-program=path, --utf8trans-map=charmap
              Use  the  character  map  charmap  with  the  utf8trans(1)  program,  included with
              docbook2X, found under path.

              The location of the iconv(1) program, used for encoding conversions.


       The man pages produced should be compatible with  most  troff  implementations  and  other
       tools  that  process man pages.  Some backwards-compatible groff(1) extensions are used to
       make the output look nicer.


       Steve Cheng <>.


       The docbook2X manual (in Texinfo or HTML format) fully describes how to convert DocBook to
       man pages and Texinfo.

       Up-to-date information about this program can be found at the docbook2X Web site ⟨http://⟩ .

       The input to db2x_manxml is defined by the XML DTD present at dtd/Man-XML in the docbook2X