Run the htmlpp command with no arguments and you will see the
Htmlpp - a HTML pre-processor V4.2a
This is free software and may be freely modified and distributed.
Copyright (c) 1996-99 iMatix Corporation - http://www.imatix.com/
syntax: htmlpp [-debug] [-guru] [-env] [-nofunc] [-page list]
[-set name=value] [-charset value] <filename>...
-debug Leave work files: useful for debugging macros and loops
-guru Work in Guru Mode
-env Load all environment variables into document symbol table
-nofunc Ignore unknown intrinsic functions (&)
-page Produce only specified pages; list can take any of these
forms: 'nn', 'nn-nn', 'nn,nn,nn'. E.g. -page 1 -page 3,7
You can also refer to output filenames: -page index3.htm
-set Set symbol value. This override any default settings or
settings made from within the htmlpp input.
-charset Define the character set for the source input.
Valid values are 'iso-8859-1' and 'ms-dos'.
If you see an error message such as the following:
Can't locate sflcvdp.pl in @INC
(@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/i586-linux/5.00404
at /usr/local/bin/htmlpp line 26.
This means that the Perl interpreter cannot find a file
specified by the 'require' command in the @INC path. Make
sure you have copied all the *.pl files from the htmlpp directory
into $PERLLIB and that the PERLLIB shell variable is set to
If you see a message like:
bash: /usr/bin/htmlpp: No such file or directory
You might have to edit the 'shebang' on the first line of the file htmlpp.
The problem is that the shebang is pointing to the wrong location for perl.
On some systems, 'which perl' will give you the correct path to place in the shebang.
On many systems you can use '#! /usr/bin/perl'.