nginx.conf(5) man page
maxim at nginx.com
Tue Sep 24 14:35:32 UTC 2013
On 9/24/13 6:24 PM, Florian Obser wrote:
> OpenBSD is working on replacing the (heavily patched) apache 1.3 in
> base with nginx. During that work the question was raised if we can
> have a nginx.conf(5) man page.
Nice to hear.
> As a proof of concept I put a perl script together which scrapes the
> pages on http://nginx.org/en/docs/ (below "Modules reference") and
> generates a mdoc(7) file.
> * what's the license of the documentation?
It's under the same license as the whole nginx distribution:
> * is the documentation on http://nginx.org/en/docs/ generated from some
> sort of source file? Parsing the html works reasonably well but is not
It is generated from xml files. The whole nginx.org repository is
public (see "Source Code" section):
Also, you can explore it online:
Please note that http://nginx.org/en/docs/ has documentation
for nginx f/oss and nginx-plus, our commercial product under
The features available in nginx-plus only have an appropriate note
in the documentation.
> * would there be interest to include a man page into the distribution
> once it's ready?
I think it's a good idea while we manage to keep a single source for
both nginx.org docs and man page.
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