Standard man pages to "Catted" man pages!

Standard man pages to "Catted" man pages!

Post by Richard Procassi » Sun, 22 May 1994 08:10:02

To Anyone Interested:

        How does one take a standard "troff"ed (?) man page that comes
with a package off the net (ending in .1, .2, etc) and turn in into a
compressed, "cat"ted man page (ending in .1.Z, .2.Z, etc) that are
stored in the directory /usr/man/catN (N = 1,2,3,...) that can be read
by the standard man utility that comes with the SLS distribution?  I'm
sure that this is trivial to do, and is probably written down
SOMEWHERE, but I've got only so many hours a day I can spend reading
FAQs and HOWTOs.  Thanx in advance...

                                Dr. Richard Procassini
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1. how to prevent "man" generates "cat" pages?

When man runs, it will generates "cat*" pages for faster access
next time, how to prevent this in order to save disk space?
Thanks a lot.

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