Binman 3.4.1 - man pages for bin scripts

binman produces UNIX manual pages for executable scripts using
md2man. It supports any scripting language that either has
multi-line comments or uses # for single-line comments, such
as Ruby, Perl, Python, Node.js, Tcl, AWK, UNIX shell, and more!

How to use it?

Simply document your script in Markdown as a comment at the top
of your script and call binman show to display it as a UNIX
manual page! Or, call binman help to display your manual only
when your script receives with -h or --help command-line options.
Or, call binman load to extract the manual from your script for
your own custom processing. And that’s just the beginning: see
the manual for even more possibilities!

Version 3.4.1 (2014-07-01)

This release fixes the help options’ REGEXP argument under non-Debian


  • pager(1) isn’t a universal command: CentOS uses less -is instead.

  • Silence man(1) stderr when displaying dynamically extracted manual.


  • README: add intro hook and source+result examples.

  • Document REGEXP argument for help options in bin/*.

  • Refer to REGEXP argument as PATTERN like less does.

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