is part of the dwww package,
which provides access to on-line documentation on a Debian system via WWW.
converts documentation to HTML so that it can be viewed with a WWW browser.
is usually run by the WWW server, but can also be run by hand.
argument gives the type of the file, one of:
An arbitrary file; the type is guessed using simple heuristics based on
A directory. If the directory contains the file
index.html or index.htm
that file will be returned. Otherwise,
A listing of the files in the directory is generated.
An HTML file. The file is returned as is.
A manual page. The location is the pathname of the nroff source file.
A manual page. The location is the name of the manual page and its
section, separated by a slash. For example,
the location would be
to refer to the
An Info file.
A plain text file (using the ISO-8859-1 character set).
An unknown file type is treated as
argument gives the filename of the file.
The name must be complete, i.e., it must start at the root directory (/).
The name must not contain any symbolic links (cf.
The file must be located in or below a directory that has been allowed
by the system administrator; see
for more info.
The file may be compressed with
It is uncompressed automatically and invisibly.
Compression is indicated by a filename that ends in `.gz' or `.bz2'.
Internal option used by the dwww's CGI script to let
know, that the arguments following the option do not come from
the PATH_INFO variable, but from the QUERY_STRING.