Creating Documents

Documentation Formats

Format     Details
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docbook    An SGML/XML based documentation markup format that can be used to create
           documents in a variety of formats
info       A more modern Unix documentation format, but not supported everywhere
man        The original Unix documentation format.
POD        Plain Old Documenation format for PERL documentation



Converts DocBook/XML documents into man pages and Texinfo

The resultant Texinfo documents can be converted to info pages using makeinfo or to PDF using texi2pdf (both utilities are part of the Texinfo package).


Uses info2pod and pod2man to convert info format pages into either man or POD documents.


Quick way to create man pages from the output of a program's '--help' option.


-- Frank Dean - 02 Feb 2009

Related Topics: DocumentFormats, DocBook, LaTeX, SelfPublishing