Homebrew formulae for everything Troff and man page related.
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Homebrew formulae for troff(1) and man(1)

Whether you love man pages or the Troff typesetting system itself, you've come to the right place.

This is a “tap” for Homebrew, the unofficial package manager for macOS. We'll gauchely assume you know what we're talking about. If not, see brew(1) or their online documentation for more info on getting started.


To grab hold of these formulae, run:

brew tap alhadis/troff

Then install any of them at your leisure:

brew install man-db
brew install heirloom-doctools

Available formulae

  • man-db: The implementation of man(1) widely used on Linux.
  • libpipeline: C library for manipulating pipelines of subprocesses.
  • heirloom-doctools: Modernised troff geared toward high-quality typesetting.