db2x_manxml — Make man pages from Man-XML
db2x_manxml [options] [xml-document]
db2x_manxml converts a Man-XML document into one or
more man pages. They are written in the current directory.
If xml-document is not given, then the document to convert is read from standard input.
The XML source may contain characters that are not representable in the encoding that you select; in this case the program will bomb out during processing, and you should choose another encoding. (This is guaranteed not to happen with any Unicode encoding such as UTF-8, but unfortunately not everyone is able to process Unicode texts.)
If you are using GNU's version of
iconv(1), you can affix
//TRANSLIT to the end of the encoding name
to attempt transliterations of any unconvertible characters in the output.
Beware, however, that the really inconvertible characters will be turned
into another of those damned question marks. (Aren't you sick of this?)
If this option is used even when there are supposed to be multiple output documents, then everything is concatenated to standard output. But beware that most other programs will not accept this concatenated output.
This option is incompatible with
Some man pages may be referenced under two or more names, instead of just one. For example, strcpy(3) and strncpy(3) often point to the same man page which describes the two functions together. Choose one of the following options to select how such man pages are to be generated:
This program uses certain other programs for its operation. If they are not in their default installed locations, then use the following options to set their location:
utf8transprogram, included with docbook2X, found under path.
The input to
db2x_manxml is defined by the XML DTD
present at dtd/Man-XML in the docbook2X