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README for man2html 3.0.1

	A Unix manpage-to-HTML converter.

    Copyright (C) 1995-1997	Earl Hood,

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
    02111-1307, USA


CHANGES		  History of changes
MANIFEST	  List of files to install (used by
README		  The file you are reading
doc/		  Documentation	  Installation program
man2html*	  Perl program
man.cgi*	  A CGI program for viewing man pages.  See source for
		  usage and configuration information.


    This is the v3 release.  The reason for the increment of the
    major version number (from v2) is that man2html will run only
    under Perl 5.  man2html is no longer compatible with Perl 4.
    Along with the change to Perl 5, several enhancments have been
    made.  See the CHANGES file for a summary.


    To install man2html, type the following command:

	% perl

    The installation process will ask you a series of questions on
    where the Perl executable is and where to put man2html.  Just hit
    <CR> to accept the default values listed in ()'s.

    Notes on installation process:

	o  The '#!' line in the installed man2html program is set
	   to point to the Perl executable specified in the
	   installation process.

	o  If you specify paths that do not exist, the
	   program will create the path.

	o  man.cgi must be installed manually into you HTTP server's
	   cgi-bin directory.  Read the start of man.cgi for any
	   site specific changes that may be required for proper


    A manpage for man2html gets installed as part of the installation
    process.  The HTML, test, and PostScript versions of the
    documentation (dervied from the manpage) are also provided in the
    doc directory, but are not automatically installed by "".


    If you have any bugs/comments/suggestions about man2html, feel
    free to drop me an e-mail message at

    If it is a bug you are reporting, please include the following
    in your message:

        o  Version of Perl (can be retrievied by "perl -v").
        o  Version of the program in question.
        o  The exact command-line used to invoke the program.
        o  Error/diagnostic message from the program.
        o  Any other information that might prove useful.

    If you have questions on what man2html can, or cannot do, please
    read the documentation first.  If the docs do not answer your
    question(s), feel free to e-mail me.

Earl Hood,
97/08/12 13:18:15