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.TH DEBMAN 1 "11 January 2003"
.SH NAME
debman \- read man pages from uninstalled packages
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B debman
.B \-f
.I filename
.RB [ \-\-
.IR "man(1) options" ]
.I name
.br
.B debman
.B \-p
.I package
.RB [ \-\-
.IR "man(1) options" ]
.I name
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B debman
extracts a Debian package into a temporary directory and displays manual
pages from it.
If the
.B \-f
option is used, it will use a local
.I .deb
file; if the
.B \-p
option is used, it will download the named package using
.BR debget .
.SH ENVIRONMENT
.B debman
intentionally ignores any
.RB $ MANPATH
environment variable that might be set, and constructs its own such that
only manual pages within the package will be displayed.
.SH AUTHOR
.B debman
was written by Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.BR debget (1)