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What are MAN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MAN file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MAN files.

What is a MAN file?

MAN files have multiple uses, and Unix Manual Page is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Unix Manual Page

Files that contain the .man file extension are most commonly associated with the Unix Man utility program. Unix "man" is used to view documentation that contains information about Unix commands and functions. These files are usually stored in a plain text format.

In most cases, the MAN files used by the Unix system will not be stored with the .man file extension. Instead, they will be given a series of file extensions ranging from .1 to .8.

How to open MAN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the MAN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MAN file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested eight different MAN openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 19, 2024

All known file formats using extension .MAN

While Unix Manual Page is a popular type of MAN-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MAN file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

MandelBlitz IFF Mandelbrot Bitmap

We know that one MAN format is MandelBlitz IFF Mandelbrot Bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MAN files. Remember, different programs may use MAN files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
MicroGDSMicroGDSUser submitted
Java Platform SEJava Platform SEUser submitted
AViCAD ProfessionalAViCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
MicroGDS ViewerMicroGDS ViewerUser submitted
MasterClips MediaPaq BrowserMasterClips MediaPaq BrowserUser submitted
OAGTPOAGTPUser submitted

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