bookman man page

bookman — Generate a book from man pages

Synopsis

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

Description

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

Options

-p
PDF output format.
-P
Postscript output format.
-x
X11 previewing, using gxditview(1).
-n
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.

Environment

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

Example

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).

Author

Marc Vertes <mvertes@free.fr>

Referenced By

src2man(1).

15 August 2016 txt2man-1.6.0