bookman [-pPxn] [-o outfile] [-a author] [-d date] [-r release]
[-t title] [-v volume] [-c coverfile] [manfile]


bookman compiles a set of man pages files specified by manfile arguments, or if no manfile is given, filenames are read from standard input.


-p PDF output format.

-P Postscript output format.

-x X11 previewing, using gxditview(1).

-n no format, output is direct gtroff intermediate format.

-o outfile Output in file outfile. Default is standard output.

-a author Set the author, on the cover page.

-d date Set the date on the cover page.

-r release Set the book name and release on the cover page.

-t title Set the title on the cover page.

-v volume Specify the name of the volume.

-c coverfile Uses the file coverfile to generate the cover page, i.e. all pages preceding the table of content. coverfile must be in groff_ms(7) format.


To build a reference manual from section 2 man, do:

    $ cd /usr/man/man2
    $ bookman -p -t 'Unix Reference Manual' * >book.pdf

RELATED TO bookman…

man(1), mandoc(7), groff_ms(7), groff(1), troff(1), grops(1), gxditview(1), ps2pdf(1).


Marc Vertes <[email protected]>