User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 Another quite useful feature of Galeon (that keeps me from switching to thunderbird) is the ability to browse system documentation via special URLs; when entering man:<topic>[.<section>] it will essentially execute man [<section.] <topic> | man2html and display the resulting HTML code. info:<topic> produces similar results, but info2html is executed instead. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Might perhaps be implemented as an Extension.
And "ghelp:" (= GNOME help files) may perhaps be supported, too. The effect may be simulated via Bookmark keywords, but that will require a server providing a man or info page to HTML gateway, which won't always be available.
Since Firebird is not a platform-specific browser like Galeon or K-Meleon, platform-specific functionality is considered unnecessary bloat (with the exception of UI functionality). -> WONTFIX
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
*** Bug 296179 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Do you know if someone is working on a Firefox extension to read the man / info pages ?
Yeah, maybe an extension would be nice - but I don't know of such a project... I've also been thinking that this kind of thing might be implemented through some kind of url-to-command filter. What I have in mind is a mechanism that would allow me to say to Firefox "whenever you encounter an URL of the form <someprotocol>:<path>, please run <somecommand> <path> and display its standard output in the browser window." Maybe we should add a separate feature request for that.
See bug 296208...
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