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ManDrake is a native, open source man page editor for OS X. It has syntax highlighting, live mandoc syntax validation and a live-updating rendered preview of the man page during editing.

Long story short, I was sick of writing man pages in an endless cycle of edit-view, edit-view so I decided to do something about it and made this editor. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it works really well for me. Maybe it will also be of some use to you.

To learn more about the Mac OS X man page format, run the following command:

man mdoc

or, alternately, read this page.


You can download a pre-built binary of version 3.1 here:

The ManDrake source code is distributed under a BSD license and is available on GitHub


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