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bookman — Generate a book from man pages


bookman [-pPxn] [-o outfile] [-a author] [-d date] [-r release]
[-t title] [-v volume] [-c coverfile] [manfile]


bookman compiles a set of man pages files specified by manfile arguments, or if no manfile is given, filenames are read from standard input.


PDF output format.
Postscript output format.
X11 previewing, using gxditview(1).
no format, output is direct gtroff intermediate format.
-o outfile
Output in file outfile. Default is standard output.
-a author
Set the author, on the cover page.
-d date
Set the date on the cover page.
-r release
Set the book name and release on the cover page.
-t title
Set the title on the cover page.
-v volume
Specify the name of the volume.
-c coverfile
Uses the file coverfile to generate the cover page, i.e. all pages preceding the table of content. coverfile must be in groff_ms(7) format.


Unix timestamp that is used for date in header instead of current date.


To build a reference manual from section 2 man, do:

$ cd /usr/share/man/man2
$ bookman -p -t 'Unix Reference Manual' * >book.pdf

See Also

man(1), mandoc(7), groff_ms(7), groff(1), troff(1), grops(1), gxditview(1), ps2pdf(1).


Marc Vertes <mvertes@free.fr>

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txt2man 1.6.0 15 August 2016