Release Date: May 1, 2008
30,480 (4,709 this version)
Code in style
*NIX manual provides a clean and friendly interface for performing look-ups on commonly (and, more importantly, not so commonly) used commands, either locally or through freeBSD.org
. It stores preferences for font and a fully-customizable set of colors and also includes 9 attractive pre-made color sets. Pages are neatly-formatted and highlighted based upon your color preferences.
Manage your Manual
A brand new command history in version 2.0 greatly enhances the usefulness of *NIX Manual, allowing you to freely manage multiple man pages in a single widget instance. Although *NIX Manual doesn't follow the standard "tab" metaphor, it provides just as much flexibility without cluttering the widget with extra graphical elements. As you enter commands, they will automatically appear within the command history, which holds the pages in memory for instant access and retains other details such as scroll position, making it a viable replacement for tabs. You can cycle forward and back through the history using ⌘] and ⌘[ respectively. You can also jump immediately to any command in the history by selecting it from the popup disguised as the "command tab" in the upper left.
The maximum number of pages kept within the history can be customized, but at times you may wish to "close a tab" as well. To do this, simply press 'q' (as you would usually press to exit a man page) and the current page will be immediately removed from the history. To clear the entire history, simply select this option from the history list.
For more information about features and shortcuts, search for "help" from the command field.
- Choose from three fixed width fonts and size preferences
- Customize colors for headings, keywords, links, and commands, or select from provided colorsets
- Search both local and remote man pages
- Hyperlinked command references, both local and remote
- "Pseudo-tab" command history
- Full keyboard access - for the true geek in you
- Minimize/maximize support
New in Version 2.0
- Complete command history (pseudo-tabs)
- Section selection and keyword search available on frontside
- Extend the default MANPATH environemnt variable for local searches
- Improved parser and color formatting
- Optional transparency
- Fixed case-sensitive filesystem errors
- Fixed occasional truncation of local man pages
New in Version 2.1
- Fixed an initialization bug which prevented proper operation upon first install for many