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    dog: enhanced replacement for cat

    I recently learned about the dog command, but I can't find it anywhere.

    Could someone help me find it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: dog: enhanced replacement for cat

    try this site

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    Re: dog: enhanced replacement for cat

    Thanks. The command is working well for me now, but I don't know how to install the man page.

    Code:
    sgy@computer:~$ man dog
    No manual entry for dog
    See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available.
    I would love to have that working properly.

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    Re: dog: enhanced replacement for cat

    The only dog package available in the Ubuntu repositories is for Hardy (8.04), you can download and install it manually, and then:

    Code:
    man dog
    works correctly.

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    Re: dog: enhanced replacement for cat

    I can get man dog to work when I install the binary with the Software Center, as was suggested.

    In my case, however, I need to build the package from source. I have done this, and the dog command is working, but I still don't know enough to get the man page working as well.

    Also, I don't have root privelages on the system. So, I can only install to my home directory.

    Thanks.

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    Re: dog: enhanced replacement for cat

    To install the man page manually to a home directory first download dog.1.gz from the following site.

    http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...an1/dog.1.html

    Make a few directories in your home directory so that you have ~/local/man/man1/, and move dog.1.gz there.

    Now, just add ~/local/man to MANPATH by putting this line in .bashrc.

    Code:
    export MANPATH="$HOME/local/man/":$MANPATH
    Now man dog will work properly.
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    Re: dog: enhanced replacement for cat

    Enhanced, eh? Well... matter of taste, I guess. I wouldn't replace my old trusty cat with a weird command that partially emulates tr and wget ... | grep.

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