16 January 2007

Remote man pages

Great hint on Extra Pepperoni: Remote ‘man’ with BBEdit. Very powerful tool, not only when you work with other Unix systems. Mac OS X Server has some extra tools and man pages that are not available on the 'normal' Mac OS X installation.

If you want to use this with SubEthaEdit instead of BBEdit then do

ssh $1 man $2 | col -b | see -t "$2@$1"

or with the built-in TextEdit

ssh $1 man $2 | col -b | open -f

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