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I'm using Mac OS X and I manually compiled llvm and clang because they were not available from MacPorts (a package manager).

I presume clang has some kind of man page. How do I install and/or activate it so that I can access it with man clang?

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Minor technicality: MacPorts has both of these available. sudo port install llvm-devel +clang –  Nerdling Dec 27 '09 at 16:28
    
Ah, thank you. port search clang yielded nothing - I thought it was a separate project. –  xyz Dec 28 '09 at 11:45

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Speaking from a Linux perspective (which I think might be reasonably similar) the manual compilaton of a program, that is, by the usual

make; make install

may have already generated a man page, and installed it in an appropriate place. This might be done by the makefile.

At least, I've observed this when installing Linux software.

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Thank you. It didn't seem to. It looks like the "man page" is in a docs subdir in .pod format. I'll install it via MacPorts as the top comment says. –  xyz Dec 28 '09 at 11:53

As pavium says in my experience with Linux if a man page has been created it installs with the software when you make it. If the authors did not create a man page they did create an on line manual.

http://clang.llvm.org/docs/UsersManual.html

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Thank you. I had saw that, but as I don't manually compile FOSS often, I wondered what the general deal with man pages is. –  xyz Dec 28 '09 at 11:54

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