Bwana for Mac

Bwana for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    538
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    133.9KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"Does a nice job of displaying man pages in my browser"

December 06, 2009  |  By pparastaran_dotmac

 |  Version: Bwana 2.7

Pros

Works great!

Cons

You have to have a browser open :-)

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5 stars

"Bwana Kudos"

December 11, 2007

 |  Version: Bwana 2.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Bwana is extremely useful, helpful, etc and beautiful.
The developer is really paying attention to comments and very responsive in his help.

I had a problem running 2.3 in Firefox 2.0.0.11 on Mac OS X 10.5.1.
I posted the problem and within a few hours received a reply,
I applied the solution and in a few minutes Bwana was up was working again.

Thanks for a great Bwana and thanks to Conor!

Al Maloney

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5 stars

"Excellent. I love this thing"

December 13, 2006  |  By wgscott

 |  Version: Bwana 2.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This version is snappier. I normally live in the terminal, but I like the display and the colorization of the text. I use a simple function to run it from the command line:

sman () {
        open -a Safari man:$1
}

Thanks for making this and making it available for free.

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5 stars

"Five Stars for Bwana"

October 14, 2006  |  By redage

 |  Version: Bwana 1.9

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Simply the Best.....

Five Stars for Bwana for putting the man-pages at your
fingertips, with crosslinks and really MacIntosh like.
I was looking for such a utility since years. Sure one can
read the man pages in thr terminal. But now it is far more
elegant and spot-on. Thanks to the developer.
And concerning security...........I couldn't care less.

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4 stars

"Nice program; two omissions"

February 28, 2005  |  By jberry63

 |  Version: Bwana 1.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Bwana works pretty well (and generates nice output), though it doesn't handle my setup well. It needs to support (1) use of the manpath routine to determine where man paths are and (2) it needs to handle gzipped man pages, as man does.

This is a more minor quibble, but I'd love to see the index be "indexed" by man pages section and alphabetically, rather than by man path root.

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5 stars

"Glitches"

February 12, 2005  |  By lmb

 |  Version: Bwana 1.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Glitches stand out so much more when the rest of the app is so polished.

Please, please, please: MANPATH!

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5 stars

"In a word, excellent."

November 13, 2004  |  By pwargo

 |  Version: Bwana 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm a long-time UNIX admin, and for the most part I just search around man page directories for what I want, or use Xman on occasion if it's available. However, Bwana out and out rocks. I'm impressed at the simplicity of the implementation, and the quality of the output.

Kudos to the developers.

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5 stars

"Bwana rocks!"

November 12, 2004  |  By scifiguy

 |  Version: Bwana 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I used to use some of the older Man page reading apps like Thor (which don't seem to be supported anymore) and this beats them hands down. Being able to use a browser is great, especially since you can now use browsers besides Safari. Indispensible tool that makes Man pages easier to read than in the Terminal.

hint: put a bookmark of the URL: "man:lookup" (no quotes of course) in your shortcut bar for a quick index of available Man pages on your machine. =)

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4 stars

"Elegant"

November 11, 2004  |  By Newberys

 |  Version: Bwana 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It does what it says it does. Useful. Cool.

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5 stars

"why not just follow MANPATH?"

November 11, 2004  |  By grikdog

 |  Version: Bwana 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Maybe it does, I dunno. Anyway, this is excellent, getting better by the hour it seems. There are still a couple of minor cosmetic glitches involving underscores tracking up white space (bottom of man:ruby.1, e.g.), but this kind of thing is almost gone -- in less than 48 hours! Nice icon, too. Prehistory is so darned old school.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3
  • Updated for Leopard
  • 10.3.9+ only
  • Focus is in input field when opening Bwana with option key
General
Publisher Bruji
Publisher web site http://www.bruji.com/
Release Date December 08, 2007
Date Added December 08, 2007
Version 2.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.3.9
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
Download Information
File Size 133.9KB
File Name bwana.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 538
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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