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Manual Reference Pages  -  CATMAN (1)

NAME

catman - preformat man pages

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Environment
Files
Exit Status
See Also
History
Authors

SYNOPSIS

catman [-fLnrv] [directories ...]

DESCRIPTION

The catman utility preformats all the man pages in directories using the nroff-man command. Directories may be separated by colons instead of spaces. If no directories are specified, the contents of the MANPATH environment variable is used, or if that is not set, the default directory /usr/share/man is processed.

The options are as follows:
-f Force all man pages to be reformatted even if the corresponding cat page is newer.
-L Process only localized subdirectories corresponding to the locale specified in the standard environment variables.
-n Print out what would be done instead of performing any formatting.
-r Scan for and remove "junk" files that are neither man pages nor their corresponding formatted cat pages.
-v Cause catman to be more verbose about what it is doing.

ENVIRONMENT

LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LANG
  These variables control what subdirectories will be processed if the -L option is used.
MACHINE
  If set, overrides the current machine type when searching for machine specific man page subdirectories.
MACHINE_ARCH
  If set, overrides the current architecture when searching for architecture specific man page subdirectories.
MANPATH
  Determines the set of directories to be processed if none are given on the command line.

FILES

/usr/share/man
  Default directory to process if the MANPATH environment variable is not set.

EXIT STATUS


.Ex -std

SEE ALSO

makewhatis(1), man(1), nroff(1)

HISTORY

A previous version of the catman command appeared in
.Fx 2.1 .

AUTHORS


.An John Rochester
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