Documentation extractor and renderer for Debian packages


This project is now DEPRECATED. It has been superseded by the debiman project which was written after debmans was published, but without the author being aware of its existence. The result is a go program that is actually quite similar in design to debmans but faster and more complete. It is now the tool behind

No further changes will be done on the source code here, which will probably live here as a reference indefinitely. More details about this story are available in this blog post.

debmans is a tool to extract documentation (currently manpages) from Debian packages and transform them into HTML for viewing with a normal web browser.

This suite of tools is designed to run on,, or similar services.


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