Install Erlang Docs And Man Pages

Assuming that we have installed erlang from source using sudo make install. Then we can install docs like this:

$ cd otp_src_R15B
$ export PATH=/usr/local/lib/erlang/bin:$PATH
$ make docs
$ sudo make install-docs
$ cd /usr/local/lib/erlang/doc
$ open index.html

Download Erlang man page from here:

Check manpath

$ manpath

Copy man pages to man path:

$ tar xfz otp_doc_man_R15B01.tar.gz
$ ls man
man1 man3 man4 man6 man7
$ sudo cp -r man/* /usr/local/share/man/


$ man erl

Updated: Erlang's man pages may not need to download, since there is already a copy at /usr/local/lib/erlang/man. Just copy them into manpath.