[FFmpeg-user] man ffmpeg absent

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Fri Jul 14 00:27:03 EEST 2017

On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 22:11:55 +0300, ILJA SHEBALIN wrote:
> Hi, 
> I just downloaded ffmpeg set of tools (I'm on Lion). "ffmpeg --help" command printed out a guide in which I read that in order to get detailed description of each option I have to run "man ffmpeg" however doing that returns "No manual entry for ffmpeg". Therefore my question would be how do I install manuals for ffmpeg or --help, -h with all the switches is a substitute or that?

After building ffmpeg, the man pages are in $builddir/doc/.
After "make install", the man pages are in

If you installed them somewhere else, you can point the "man" command
(well, at least Linux's version, not sure about "Lion") to the file:

man /my/installprefixshare/man/man1/ffmpeg.1


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