The -f option to man and wm/man prevent lookup in the manual index. Instead, the remaining arguments are treated as filenames. Man processes each file in turn. Wm/man adds each file to its page history and displays the first document in the list.
The man command prints the manual pages as formatted plain text to standard output. Manual pages are written using Plan9 troff -man macros for their markup and so some detail is lost in conversion to plain text. Wm/man displays the pages in a graphical Wm window, providing a more faithful reproduction of the intended layout.
Man also accepts the following options:
Man2html converts troff -man macro markup to an approximation in HTML on standard output. Only one file is processed at a time. It is assumed the input file is a manual page, in the given section (default: 1). The optional header string replaces the default header <HTML><HEAD>. The optional initial text will appear immediately after <BODY>. The optional trailer string replaces the default trailer </BODY></HTML>.
Man2txt converts troff -man macro markup to plain text. Each file is processed separately. If no arguments are given, text from standard input is processed. The converted text is written to standard output. The -p option to man2txt specifies the page width in characters.
Lookman finds the manual pages, in any section, that contain all of the keywords given as arguments, and prints man commands and manual references for them, one per line. In a wm-sh(1) window, any of the man commands can be selected with mouse button 2 and sent as a command; a manual reference can simply be plumb(1)'d using mouse button 3. The -f option causes lookman just to list the file names.
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