You are not logged in.

#1 2008-12-01 16:02:55

mentallaxative
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2008-07-14
Posts: 134
Website

Longest man page you've seen?

Self-explanatory title. I just opened up mplayer's man page to look at the shortcuts and noticed the dizzying number of options it has.

Offline

#2 2008-12-01 16:20:27

monstermudder78
Member
Registered: 2008-05-18
Posts: 120

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

VLC doesn't have a man page, but

vlc -H

is long enough that I can't scroll all the way back to the beginning.

Offline

#3 2008-12-01 16:39:44

byte
Member
From: Düsseldorf (DE)
Registered: 2006-05-01
Posts: 2,045

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

man 4 wireshark-filter

What did I win? cool


1000

Offline

#4 2008-12-01 17:30:10

kludge
Member
Registered: 2008-08-03
Posts: 294

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

bash


[23:00:16]    dr_kludge | i want to invent an olfactory human-computer interface, integrate it into the web standards, then produce my own forked browser.
[23:00:32]    dr_kludge | can you guess what i'd call it?
[23:01:16]    dr_kludge | nosilla.
[23:01:32]    dr_kludge | i really should be going to bed.  i'm giggling madly about that.

Offline

#5 2008-12-01 17:32:10

Dieter@be
Forum Fellow
From: Belgium
Registered: 2006-11-05
Posts: 1,959
Website

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

kludge wrote:

bash

+1


< Daenyth> and he works prolifically
4 8 15 16 23 42

Offline

#6 2008-12-01 17:41:35

initbox
Member
Registered: 2008-09-27
Posts: 168

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

Dieter@be wrote:
kludge wrote:

bash

+1

You people should just paste the output of wc -l. yikes

bash is 4892.
mplayer is 8086.

Offline

#7 2008-12-01 17:49:22

Army
Member
Registered: 2007-12-07
Posts: 1,784

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

Damn, I also thought of mplayer ... know that it's long, because some time ago I had to search for something and just thought "will this man ever end?!" wink

Offline

#8 2008-12-01 18:15:14

string
Member
Registered: 2008-11-03
Posts: 286

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

gcc

Offline

#9 2008-12-01 18:22:16

mentallaxative
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2008-07-14
Posts: 134
Website

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

colin@workbench ~]$ man gcc | wc -l
12743

Mmm, yes you're right string, gcc has a whopper of a man page. I don't have wireshark though, so I can't comment on how big its man page is.

Offline

#10 2008-12-01 18:45:07

byte
Member
From: Düsseldorf (DE)
Registered: 2006-05-01
Posts: 2,045

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

Over 6 MB uncompressed, almost 230000 lines.


1000

Offline

#11 2008-12-01 19:04:54

string
Member
Registered: 2008-11-03
Posts: 286

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

I don't use wireshark (still stuck in "tcpdump land") so I've not seen its manpage. Longest man page I've ever seen (thread title), as of yet: gcc's

Offline

#12 2008-12-01 19:31:55

tonyisnt
Member
Registered: 2008-03-18
Posts: 158

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

MPlayer.  It only kind of counts though, I think, because it's a man page for mencoder as well.

Offline

#13 2008-12-01 19:56:59

karoshi
Member
From: Marburg
Registered: 2008-02-26
Posts: 182

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

string wrote:

I don't use wireshark (still stuck in "tcpdump land") so I've not seen its manpage.

Here it is: http://os.cqu.edu.au/cgi-bin/man/man2ht … ark-filter

I hope you have a fast internet connection cool


It's a bug planet!

Offline

#14 2008-12-01 23:37:55

pauldonnelly
Member
Registered: 2006-06-19
Posts: 776

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

fvwm has a pretty huge man page. 8707 lines.

Offline

#15 2008-12-02 01:20:02

toofishes
Developer
From: Chicago, IL
Registered: 2006-06-06
Posts: 602
Website

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

It isn't the longest by line count, but the CVS manpage is the worst one I have ever seen when it comes to usability because of its length. Try finding things in it using search (which for gcc works surprisingly well). The cvs manpage makes it painful.

Offline

#16 2008-12-02 01:23:10

baeksu
Member
From: Suwon, Korea
Registered: 2007-09-03
Posts: 15

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

pauldonnelly wrote:

fvwm has a pretty huge man page. 8707 lines.

I believe the site used to boast that fvwm had the second longest man page in existence, but I can't find the quote (nor remember what was the longest).


Gnome:
1. A legendary being.
2. A never ending quest to make unix friendly to people who don't want unix and excruciating for those that do.

Offline

#17 2008-12-02 10:14:53

davvil
Member
Registered: 2008-05-06
Posts: 165

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

zshall

Although this is a "meta man page", so I do not know if it can enter the "competition" wink

They also have the (in)famous quote

Because zsh contains many features, the zsh manual has been split into a number of sections.

Offline

#18 2008-12-02 23:20:26

fumbles
Member
Registered: 2006-12-22
Posts: 246

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

karoshi wrote:
string wrote:

I don't use wireshark (still stuck in "tcpdump land") so I've not seen its manpage.

Here it is: http://os.cqu.edu.au/cgi-bin/man/man2ht … ark-filter

I hope you have a fast internet connection cool

$man wireshark-filter | wc -l
198040

I think we have a winner!

Offline

#19 2008-12-03 03:01:12

Redroar
Member
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 200

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

Is each word on it's own line!?

I thought zshall was bad....


Stop looking at my signature. It betrays your nature.

Offline

#20 2008-12-03 03:46:44

elmer_42
Member
From: /na/usa/ca
Registered: 2008-10-11
Posts: 427

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

fumbles wrote:

$man wireshark-filter | wc -l
198040

Yeah, but a lot of those are created because of the huge amount of unneeded line breaks in the man page.


[ lamy + pilot ] [ arch64 | wmii ] [ ati + amd ]

Offline

#21 2008-12-03 14:27:36

kazuo
Member
From: São Paulo/Brazil
Registered: 2008-03-18
Posts: 413
Website

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

zsh is big

man zshall|wc   
  24336  165606 1508350

More info

du -scb $(find /usr/share/man -type f)|sort -n|du-filter|tail
 101.32Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/zshbuiltins.1
 106.41Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/perlfunc.1perl.gz
 113.93Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/zshcontrib.1
 135.92Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/zshmodules.1
 175.37Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/g++.1.gz
 175.37Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/gcc.1.gz
 199.21Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/perltoc.1perl.gz
 209.42Kb    /usr/share/man/man1/zshcompsys.1
 795.37Kb    /usr/share/man/whatis
  25.42Mb    total

Last edited by kazuo (2008-12-03 15:13:32)

Offline

#22 2008-12-04 10:22:56

Dieter@be
Forum Fellow
From: Belgium
Registered: 2006-11-05
Posts: 1,959
Website

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

initbox wrote:
Dieter@be wrote:
kludge wrote:

bash

+1

You people should just paste the output of wc -l. yikes

bash is 4892.
mplayer is 8086.

The question is what the longest man page is that you (I) have seen.
Not: which manpage do you think is the biggest.

(that said, I've actually opened man mplayer a few times, didn't know it was that big smile)

Last edited by Dieter@be (2008-12-04 10:23:17)


< Daenyth> and he works prolifically
4 8 15 16 23 42

Offline

#23 2008-12-06 02:27:35

LTSmash
Member
From: Aguascalientes - Mexico
Registered: 2008-01-02
Posts: 348
Website

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

Dieter@be wrote:
kludge wrote:

bash

+1

+1 too

At least it's the biggest I've readed carefully while looking for something...


Proud Ex-Arch user.
Still an ArchLinux lover though.

Currently on Kubuntu 9.10

Offline

#24 2008-12-07 20:55:25

jcolinzheng
Member
From: Cambridge, MA
Registered: 2008-08-06
Posts: 50
Website

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

+1 Mplayer.
Much as I respect programs like mplayer and bash, lengthy manpages are a shame.

Offline

#25 2008-12-08 00:21:48

pauldonnelly
Member
Registered: 2006-06-19
Posts: 776

Re: Longest man page you've seen?

jcolinzheng wrote:

+1 Mplayer.
Much as I respect programs like mplayer and bash, lengthy manpages are a shame.

You think so? I'd rather have complete docs.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB