Source for man binary in slack 3.0?

Source for man binary in slack 3.0?

Post by Andrew Philip Fabb » Fri, 01 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I'm trying to find the source for the man binary which is distributed with
Slackware 3.0.

Things I've tried:

  (1) the man man page

  (2) man -h, man --version, etc.

  (3) various archie searches - almost helped, but the closest I can find
      are the various *BSD sources for man, which do not produce the same

  (4) checking's GNU archives - no help (ProgramIndex
      points to the bsd44 archive, which I didn't find at prep.  A README
      on netBSD points to a different archive - I'm not looking for the
      *BSD man, anyway).

  (5) various slackware homes

Anyone know where I might acquire said source?

The reason I'm looking for it is that I'd like to modify my system's
man to add two features:

(1) 'man 5' would produce an overview of section 5 (most man's support
this, slack's man doesn't)

(2) 'man' with no argument would produce a list of the sections and a note
to use -h to get help (I've not seen this feature, but it seems logical).

Thanks all--

"What a city, what a night, what a crowd, what a bomb, what a mistake,
 what a *er you have for president." - U2's Bono to the French


1. man page weirdness in Slack 3.0 ??

got a quick question for y'all:

i just loaded slackware 3.0 on my work machine, and it all went quite
well - i was up and working again in 2 hours.  two problems, tho:

1) when i fire up man, the pages come up with reverse-video "<AD>"s
   instead of "-" when a word is broken at the end of a line.  how
   do i fix this?

2) "clear" doesn't work in my xterms.  it just complains about something
   like unknown terminal type 'xterm'.  ???

thanks a bunch for any assistance...

-matt nelson

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