is a service providing online manpages in HTML format for the public. See Services/Debian manpages archive for the Services survey page.

Current status

The manpages.d.o site is currently offline since April 2016 as there were scalibility issues with the service.

Possible implementations

There are three known implementations of "man to web" archive generators.

Current codebase

The current codebase is a set of Perl and bash CGI scripts that dynamically generate (and search through) manpages.


Ubuntu has their own manpage repository at Their codebase is partly Python, Perl and Bash.

New codebase

A new codebase written by dgilman is available in github. It is a simple Python script with a sqlite backend.