Missing ImageMagick man page

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Missing ImageMagick man page

Post by Atcold » 2017-03-06T13:04:02-07:00

After installing ImageMagick on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, there is no ImageMagic's man page.

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$ dpkg -L imagemagick | grep man
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man1
/usr/share/man/man1/stream-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/display-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/animate-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/mogrify-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/composite-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/montage-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/import-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/identify-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/conjure-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/convert-im6.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/compare-im6.1.gz
Moreover, in convert(1) you suggest to "point your browser to file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6/www/convert.html", but the imagemagick-doc installs the documentation in "/usr/share/doc/imagemagick-doc/www" instead (imagemagick-doc instead of ImageMagick-6).

Now I don't know if these are Ubuntu only related problems, or ImageMagic's.

Further information on the first part of the issue can be found on UnixStackexchange.

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Re: Missing ImageMagick man page

Post by Atcold » 2017-03-06T13:20:58-07:00

Follow up question. Where do I find this information on my system (coming from here)?
-delay {time} Set the time delay (in 1/100th of a second) to pause after drawing the images that are read in or created after this setting has been defined.
You can specify a different scale for the time delay by specifying a 'x' scaling (giving in ticks per second). For example '10x1' is 10, 1 second ticks, while '10x100' is 10, one hundredth of a second ticks.
Basically the 'x' is equivalent to a fraction '/' sign. For example if you specify '1x160' will set a delay that is appropriate for 160 frames per second.

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Re: Missing ImageMagick man page

Post by fmw42 » 2017-03-06T15:48:24-07:00

try

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man convert
See also

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convert -list list
and

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convert -help
for info on your system about imagemagick

see also
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/comma ... ptions.php

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Re: Missing ImageMagick man page

Post by Atcold » 2017-03-07T07:18:05-07:00

Thank you for getting back to me.
In the meantime, I've also opened a bug report with Debian BTS.
fmw42 wrote:
2017-03-06T15:48:24-07:00
try

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man convert
Yes, this works fine, and no, it is not what my bug report is about.
See also

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convert -list list
Unfortunately, this command does not explain how to use the different options.
I am aware that online I can find everything.
I am reporting missing local documentation, which seems to be partially also a Debian (and Ubuntu) related problem.

Precisely,
  • there is no ImageMagick man page -> Debian issue;
  • command line options descriptions are missing in the local documentation (see "delay {time}" specification) -> ImageMagick's issue.

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Re: Missing ImageMagick man page

Post by snibgo » 2017-03-07T12:29:39-07:00

For information: with Cygwin on Windows 8.1, the following bash commands work:

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man ImageMagick
man convert
man identify
The command-line-options.html page is installed. This is the page I find most useful.

As far as I know, the usage pages such as http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/anim_basics/ are not installed on client computers. Of course, they can be downloaded.
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