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Read the Friendly Manual — Open Unix Manual Pages

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Search installed manual pages via the man keyword.


  • ↩ Open in primary viewer.
  • ⌥↩ Open in secondary viewer.

The viewer app set in the Workflow’s Configuration determines the generated format:

  • Alfred Text View: ASCII text.
  • Alfred PDF View: PDF.
  • PDF App: PDF.
  • Quick Look: HTML.
  • Web Browser: HTML.
  • Terminal: Standard view.

When viewing in Alfred, ⌥↩ opens the alternative viewer.



⤓ Install on the Alfred Gallery | Source

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When reporting issues, please include your exact installed versions of:

  • The Workflow.
  • Alfred.
  • macOS.

In addition to:

  • The debugger output. Perform the failing action, click “Copy” on the top right and paste it here.
  • Details on what you did, what happened, and what you expected to happen. A short video of the steps with the debugger open may help to find the problem faster.

Thank you. Accurate and thorough information is crucial for a proper diagnosis which allows me to help you better.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Updated to 2024.2.

macOS 14.4 stable broke searching of manual pages with man (FB13690576), so they are now retrieved by location. This alters the results list slightly, as retrieving descriptions one by one takes too long. But by showing the path in the subtitle, it’s now possible to differentiate between different manuals with the same name (e.g. for a tool which ships with the system but you have installed a more recent version with Homebrew).

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