bulliver at badcomputer
Sep 3, 2004, 11:51 PM
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Re: Re: easy question on 'man'
Neil Bothwick wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Sep 2004 12:24:51 +0000, Tomek wrote:
> > I did so - now whatis answers properly
> > when asked about new stuff but man
> > does not find anything...
> I've never had to do anything to help man find the pages, just copy them
> to /usr/share/man/manN/ and man finds them.
As mentioned, you should not have to do anything to view manpages if they are
in one of the /usr/share/man/manN/ directories. Manpages and the MANPATH
variable work exactly like executables and PATH. In fact if the manpage was
in your home directory you could view it using "man ~/fooapp.1"
Perhaps you put it in the /usr/share/man/ directory instead
of /usr/share/man/manN/. Perhaps the groff file is corrupted?
If you are getting "No manual entry for fooapp" then they are almost certainly
in the wrong directory.
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- - Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972
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