man-db, the on-line manual database

man-db is an implementation of the standard Unix documentation system accessed using the man command. It uses a Berkeley DB database in place of the traditional flat-text whatis databases. man-db is used by several popular GNU/Linux distributions, including:

It also compiles and runs on a number of proprietary Unix systems.

The Savannah project for man-db is updated with new releases reasonably frequently.

See the development page for advice on how to get involved with development.

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This Web page is created and maintained by Colin Watson.
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