VuMan is a Mac OS X graphical user interface to the main system of Unix software documentation, the man page. Man pages are concise but thorough descriptions of the functionality and methods of the various Unix command-line programs; there may be hundreds of such programs installed on a Unix or Linux system. Man pages are typically accessed in the Unix terminal by typing the phrase "man program," with "program" being the specific name of the Unix tool you are trying to learn more about.
VuMan provides a friendlier interface to the Unix man page system.
It links together a number of Unix command-line tools to make
searching, reading, and printing man page documentation a simple task.
VuMan compared to Terminal and other man page viewers:
Clean, uncluttered interface: man pages are easy to read.
Search, browse, display, and jump to new man pages in a single window.
Print man pages.
Thorough, searchable user documentation via the "Help" menu.
To install VuMan, download the latest version. It can be installed
anywhere on your machine. Earlier insallations can be moved to the
This release is version 1.1 of VuMan, released September 6, 2006. A universal binary, it supports Mac OS X 10.4 ("Tiger") only. The new version of VuMan includes the following features and improvements:
A streamlined interface.
A free updater for paid users of version 1.0/Aqua.
Current Version: 1.1
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4
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