debman(1) read man pages from uninstalled packages


debman -f filename [-- man(1) options] name
debman -p package [-- man(1) options] name


debman extracts a Debian package into a temporary directory and displays manual pages from it. If the -f option is used, it will use a local .deb file; if the -p option is used, it will download the named package using debget.


debman intentionally ignores any $MANPATH environment variable that might be set, and constructs its own such that only manual pages within the package will be displayed.


debman was written by Colin Watson <[email protected]>.