nsgmls [ sgml document ]| sgmlspl docbook2man-spec.pl
docbook2man is a sgmlspl spec file that produced man pages (using the -man macros) from DocBook RefEntry markup.
The program reads ESIS produced by nsgmls (or other SGML parsers) from standard input. Markup not found in RefEntry is discarded.
Its output, the converted man pages, are written to the current directory. If RefMeta information is not specified in a RefEntry, then the man page will be written to standard output.
The file manpage.links will also be created, which contains any aliases of the manpages generated. This file is in the format:
<man page> <alias manpage>
The manpage.refs file keeps track of XRef references. Note that if the input document has any forward references, then docbook2man may have to be invoked twice (the first time updating manpage.refs) to resolve them.
Trying docbook2man on non-DocBook or non-conformant SGML results in undefined behavior. :-)
This program is a slow, dodgy Perl script.
Copyright (C) 1998-1999 Steve Cheng <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; see the file COPYING. If not, please write to the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.