[FFmpeg-user] man ffmpeg absent

ILJA SHEBALIN iljashebalin2 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 16 19:44:53 EEST 2017

Hi, Lion is the codename for OS X 10.7 operating system from Apple.  I downloaded three binaries - ffmpeg, ffprob, ffserver from the official source. I'm not quite sure what "building ffmpeg" means and I didn't use the command line to install it, also I am unfamiliar with "make install" command. After downloading I moved all three to /usr/bin directory. Running man /my/installprefixshare/man/man1/ffmpeg.1 returned No manual entry for /my/installprefixshare/man/man1/ffmpeg.1. 
14.07.2017, в 0:27, Moritz Barsnick написал(а):

> 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
> $installprefix/share/man/man1/.
> 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
> Moritz
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