Binman 3.1.0

binman - man pages for bin scripts

What is it?

binman produces UNIX manual pages for executable scripts using md2man.
It supports any scripting language that has multi-line comments or
uses # for single-line comments. Supported languages include:

Ruby, Perl, Python, Node.js, Tcl, AWK, UNIX shell, and more!

Here is a complete example in Ruby to help you get started:

For examples in other scripting languages, see the README.

What is new?

Version 3.1.0 (2012-02-06)


  • Added binman help command for use by non-Ruby bin scripts. See
    README for usage examples from Perl, Python, Node.js, Tcl, AWK, and
    UNIX shell!


  • Replace gem install binman --development tip in BinMan::conv()
    with gem install md2man tip because the former just hangs in
    RubyGems 1.8.


  • Shorten markdown headings; improve documentation; clean up.