I am following the advice in What is the best way to learn how to use Ubuntu with terminal? Specifically at how to view the man pages in a web browser.
I followed the advice in How do I make man pages open in a web browser? and used
man -H[browser] <command> (e.g.
man -Hfirefox man)
(after installing groff) but it doesn't hyperlink to related commands.
The original article mentions the commands have hyperlinks to other commands using man2page. I
apt-get install man2html and then navigate to the page mentioned at
http://localhost/cgi-bin/man/man2html When I navigate to the page, I get
The requested URL /cgi-bin/man/man2html was not found on this server.
I restarted the Apache2 server that is installed with Ubuntu (and it works with the default page at
I am using man2html man-1.6g, Apache 2.4.10, and Ubuntu 14.10
How do I get man2html pages to show in the browser?
I found an answer on the Ubuntu forums and posted it below with a link to the forum post. It works for me and I hope it is useful to others.