MAN File Type

- The quick facts

What are MAN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MAN file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a MAN file?

A .MAN file is an Unix Manual Page file.

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 10 different MAN openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

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
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
MicroGDSMicroGDSUser submitted
Java Platform SEJava Platform SEUser submitted
SingularLogic Report ViewerSingularLogic Report ViewerUser submitted
Embarcadero RadPHP XE2Embarcadero RadPHP XE2User submitted
Legend - Legacy Of The DragonsLegend - Legacy Of The DragonsUser submitted
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SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
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