These hypertext man pages for John Ousterhout's Tcl, tool command language, and Tk, graphical user interface tool kit are designed to keep the vocabulary of Tcl and Tk at your fingertips. They are built by a Tcl program which reads all the Tcl/Tk man pages and cross references them as an integrated unit, so that every reasonable link between man pages is made, along with some that aren't so reasonable. The man page builder also recognizes patterns of formatting in the Tcl/Tk man pages and extracts these patterns into tables of contents for the large man pages.
You can try them out by visiting the top level table of contents:
If you find them useful, please feel free to take the whole tree. These are currently kept at the Tcl Developer Xchange where you can find man pages for earlier releases and much other useful information.
All references, except for one pointer back to here, are local, so you can install it on a standalone machine, point your favorite web browser at the table of contents, and have your own hypertext manual.
As of September 15, 1996, AltaVista found copies of these man pages installed at the following domains: stanford.edu, chalmers.se, jyu.fi, rl.ac.uk, uni-linz.ac.at, osaka-u.ac.jp, mcgill.ca, jcu.edu.au, duke.edu, faa.gov, ucsd.edu, fnal.gov, mit.edu, ucd.ie, cebaf.gov, int-evry.fr, ucl.ac.uk, uni-sb.de, in2p3.fr, mq.edu.au, saitama-u.ac.jp, uh.edu, iwate-u.ac.jp, king.ac.uk, tuwien.ac.at, umac.mo, umbc.edu, ibp.fr, fh-giessen.de, uni-bonn.de, uni-magdeburg.de, umanitoba.ca, and ku.dk. There is also a copy installed at www.sunlabs.com.
These pages were built with a Scriptics modified version of a tcl script which can be found somewhere in the tcl distribution.
The Tcl script solves a specific problem without worrying much about general solutions. It might serve as a starting point for other domain sensitive conversions of man pages into web documents.
The Tcl script has been updated for this release to run under tclsh8.0, and to use filenames consistent with MS-DOS file systems. A previous release added a command line processor contributed by Tom Tromey. The script is released under the terms of the BSD copyright.
Please mail any comments, corrections, or questions to the author, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If reading the man pages leaves you curious about Tcl/Tk, you must be a very unusual person. In the normal course of computer programming, initial curiosity mutates into interest and onto frustration before anyone cracks a manual page. Visit the Tcl/Tk home page to obtain the current Tcl/Tk distributions and to obtain additional information about Tcl/Tk and the variety of things that people do with it.
Release history for these Tcl/Tk man pages:
By the way, these materials are covered by one or more of the following copyrights:
Copyright © 1989-1994 The Regents of the University of California.
Copyright © 1992-1995 Karl Lehenbauer and Mark Diekhans.
Copyright © 1993-1997 Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies
Copyright © 1994 The Australian National University
Copyright © 1994-1997 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Copyright © 1995-1997 Roger E. Critchlow Jr.
most of which specify the same terms.