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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: UNIX manpage -> DocBook -> manpage ?
D.Thomas@imb.uq.edu.au (Danny Thomas) writes: > I'm wondering what is around to convert unix manpages into DocBook. Assume > the source manpages are cleanly and comprehensively marked up, BSD mandoc > style. Nothing that I know of. ROFF macros are procedural, whereas SGML/XML is descriptive markup. So any solution is only going to be a 60% solution anyhow. > PS I also interested to know what conversions are available from DocBook to > mandoc manpages. I'm mainly interested in whether DocBook can be an > internal representation for holding manpages but also convertable to html, > pdf etc in perhaps better ways (eg HTML CSS) than the normal manpage > converters. The distinction is I'm not looking to convert arbitrary DocBook > to manpag, just the subset of DocBook likely to be produced from a manpage > -> DocBook conversion. docbook2x is a good tool <URL:http://shell.ipoline.com/~elmert/comp/docbook2X/> -- .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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