[erlang-questions] installing erlang documentation

7stud <>
Wed Aug 1 06:05:52 CEST 2012

I figured out how to install the erlang man documents:

1) Google "installing man pages for erlang":


2) Scroll down to the section: "How to install the Erlang/OTP documentation":

For some graphical tools to find the on-line help you have to install
the HTML documentation on top of the installed OTP applications, i.e.

        cd <PrefixDir>/lib/erlang
        gunzip -c otp_html_R9C-0.tar.gz | tar xf -

For "erl -man <page>" to work the Unix manual pages have to be
installed in the same way, i.e.

        cd <PrefixDir>/lib/erlang
        gunzip -c otp_man_R9C-0.tar.gz | tar xf -

3) From reading some other stuff in the document, I understood the default <PrefixDir> to be /usr/local.

    cd /usr/local/lib/erlang
    tar xfvz ~/Downloads/otp_doc_man_R15B01.tar.gz

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