coolman(1)                  General Commands Manual                 coolman(1)

       coolman-3.7.4 - Man page reader for the X Window System based on the
       Coolwidget library.

       coolman [options] [-c <man-command>] [<man-page>]

       This man page reader just views the output of the man system command,
       with a nice point and click, drag and drop, GUI.

       -d, -display <display>
              The X server and display you would like to display to.

       -f, -fn, -font <font-name>
              The font you would like to use.

              Use dnd version 0 instead of version 1. Many apps that support
              Dnd may only support the older version. Use this option to force

       -c, -cmd, --command <man-command>
              This specifies the shell command to use to run man. The %m is
              replaced with the name of the man page. The default is man -a
              %m, where -a specifies all man pages: the -a option may not be
              supported on some systems. Note that you can use coolman 'cat
              %m' <file-name> to use coolman to just view a regular file.

       -h, -H, -?, --help
              Print out commandline options summary.

       -V, -v, --version
              Print out version number.

       If Coolman is envoked without arguments, it requests a man page on
       startup. Typical usage of Coolman would be to open one man page and
       then double click on key words or words in the SEE ALSO sections of man
       pages. This will cause Coolman to run man with the word that was
       double-clicked on. This will create a list of opened man pages, which
       can be browsed with the Previous and Next buttons. You can search
       through the text by pressing F7 and entering your search string -
       searching begins from the second line in the window, and is transparent
       to nroff formatting. To insert selected text from other applications
       into an input line, use Shift-Insert.  You can also drag text from the
       man page by first highlighting the text with the mouse, and then
       dragging from within the highlighted text.  Note that Drag and drop may
       not work if your Dnd version is incompatible. Envoke Coolman with -dnd-
       old to force compatability.

       Finally, function key usage is analogous to Cooledit, eg F10 exits.

       You can change the colors of coolman from cooledit's configuration
       file: ~/cedit/.cooledit.ini.  The lines of interest would look like
       this by default:

       option_text_fg_normal = 0
       option_text_fg_bold = 17
       option_text_fg_italic = 16
       option_text_bg_normal = 22
       option_text_bg_marked = 25
       option_text_bg_highlighted = 12

       Cooledit creates this file when it exits, but you can create a file
       that looks just like this if you don't have cooledit.  The numbers
       represent a 3x3x3 RGB matrix, eg. black is 0, white is 26 and, say, red
       is 18.

       This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public
       License as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the file
       COPYING in the source distribution for details on the License and the
       lack of warranty. Alternatively see the 'About' menu of the Cooledit

       The latest public release of this program can be found at in the directory /pub/Linux/Incoming, or
       /pub/Linux/apps/editors/X. The latest development version can be found
       at , in the directory /pub/unix/cooledit , all by
       anonymous ftp.  Coolman is packed with the Cooledit distribution.

       scanf(3), cooledit(1), man(1), coolicon(1), smalledit(1).

       Paul Sheer (

                               18 September 1998                    coolman(1)