bookman

bookman(1)                                                          bookman(1)



NAME
       bookman - Generate a book from man pages

SYNOPSIS
       bookman [-pPxn] [-o outfile] [-a author] [-d date] [-r release]
       [-t title] [-v volume] [-c coverfile] [manfile]

DESCRIPTION
       bookman compiles a set of man pages files specified by manfile
       arguments, or if no manfile is given, filenames are read from standard
       input.

OPTIONS
       -p     PDF output format.

       -P     Postscript output format.

       -x     X11 previewing, using gxditview(1).

       -n     no format, output is direct gtroff intermediate format.

       -o outfile
              Output in file outfile. Default is standard output.

       -a author
              Set the author, on the cover page.

       -d date
              Set the date on the cover page.

       -r release
              Set the book name and release on the cover page.

       -t title
              Set the title on the cover page.

       -v volume
              Specify the name of the volume.

       -c coverfile
              Uses the file coverfile to generate the cover page, i.e. all
              pages preceding the table of content. coverfile must be in
              groff_ms(7) format.

ENVIRONMENT
       SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
              Unix timestamp that is used for date in header instead of
              current date.

EXAMPLE
       To build a reference manual from section 2 man, do:

           $ cd /usr/share/man/man2
           $ bookman -p -t 'Unix Reference Manual' * >book.pdf


SEE ALSO
       man(1), mandoc(7), groff_ms(7), groff(1), troff(1), grops(1),
       gxditview(1), ps2pdf(1).

AUTHOR
       Marc Vertes <mvertes@free.fr>



txt2man-1.6.0                   15 August 2016                      bookman(1)