downwards lets you read a wikipedia page on command line as a manpage.
You want to read a wikipedia page right from your terminal, right? RIGHT?
I know because I wanted it.
downwards is downloading the article you want, converts it to
displays it using your local
$ downwards OpenBSD $ downwards 'Theo de Raadt' $ downwards 'Python (Programming Langauge)' $ downwards --help Usage: downwards [OPTIONS] ARTICLE downwards lets you read a wikipedia page on command line as a manpage. Options: -l, --language TEXT Language for wikipedia -s, --stdout Print to stdout --help Show this message and exit.
I found it very helpful to set
export MANWIDTH=80 for nicely readable
pip3 install downwards
pip3 install --upgrade .
I wanted to play around with OpenBSDs
mandoc and learn how
Then I played around with Wikipedia and put both things together.
However, once I got a first prototype up and running, I started liking it. It feels like a "reader"-feature from your browser, but only from your terminal right at hand.
Bugs and Known Issues
There are always some things in automatically generated mdoc documents that
throw warnings. Since you cannot make
man ignoring them, I need to press
ctrl+l to reset those warnings.
man is really not made to display a wide range of special utf8 characters
(neither on OpenBSD, Linux nor macOS). I've done what I can to strip those
away or replace german umlauts with
ae for example.
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