New package: help2man-1.33.1-1

Yaakov Selkowitz
Wed Feb 4 04:54:00 GMT 2004

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GNU help2man is now available with the Cygwin net distribution:

~  *   (canonical homepage)
~  *         (canonical download)

help2man is a perl script that generates man pages based on the output
of a program's --help and --version options.

This is a build requirement for the gtypist package, and is generally
used by many programs for making their man pages.  It can also be run
manually and has a number of command line options.  For example, the
following will generate a man page for tar (which doesn't have its own):

$ help2man /usr/bin/tar -s 1 -S FSF -o /usr/share/man/man1/tar.1

Please note that due to some Linux-specific code in the NLS component
and a dependency on a Perl module, this package was configured with a
- --disable-nls flag.  If we manage to get this working a new release will
be posted.


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To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Editors"
and then click on the appropriate fields until the above announced
version numbers appear if they are not displayed already.

If your mirror doesn't yet have the latest version of this package after
24 hours, you can either continue to wait for that site to be updated or
you can try to find another mirror.

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