|Overrides the default location to import additional manual configuration files. Defaults to /usr/local/etc/man.d/*.conf.|
|Adds the specified directory to the manual search path.|
|Indicates support is available for the given locale.|
For pages in a given language, overriding the default toolset for display is supported via the following definitions:
| EQN _ LANG
NROFF _ LANG
PIC _ LANG
TBL _ LANG
TROFF _ LANG
REFER _ LANG
VGRIND _ LANG
See the EXAMPLES section for how to use these variables.
The parser used for this utility is very basic and only supports comment characters (#) at the beginning of a line.
/etc/man.conf System configuration file. /usr/local/etc/man.d/*.conf Local configuration files.
A perl port that needs to install additional manual pages outside of the default location could install a file in /usr/local/etc/man.d/perl.conf with the following contents:# Add perl man pages to search path MANPATH /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.9/man MANPATH /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.9/perl/man
A Japanese localization port could install a custom toolset and include a file in /usr/local/etc/man.d/ja-man-doc.conf with the following contents:# Setup Japanese toolset MANLOCALE ja_JP.eucJP EQN_JA /usr/local/bin/geqn PIC_JA /usr/local/bin/gpic TBL_JA /usr/local/bin/gtbl NROFF_JA /usr/local/bin/groff -man -dlang=ja_JP.eucJP TROFF_JA /usr/local/bin/groff -man -dlang=ja_JP.euc.jp
If the system administrator decides to override the LOCALBASE make(1) variable causing all ports(7) to be installed into /opt instead of /usr/local, specifying the following in /etc/man.conf will accommodate this change:# Look for additional configuration files MANCONFIG /opt/etc/man.d/*.conf