How to set man pages

How to set man pages

Post by Ricardo Roqu » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00



I have recently installed the GNU softwares in our SUN system.
 The problem is how do i set the system so that when you invoke the
online manual with $man <command> you are shown the online manual.
 I seem to have the online manuals installed, but in
/usr/local/man/man1,/usr/local/man/man2,etc.but when i do $man <command>
it says "No manual entry for <command>"
 I tried $man -M /usr/local/man/man1 patch to look for manual of patch,
but no success.
 Please email replies...
 Thanks in advance!!

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How to set man pages

Post by Johan Hedi » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00



> I have recently installed the GNU softwares in our SUN system.
>  The problem is how do i set the system so that when you invoke the
> online manual with $man <command> you are shown the online manual.
>  I seem to have the online manuals installed, but in
> /usr/local/man/man1,/usr/local/man/man2,etc.but when i do $man <command>
> it says "No manual entry for <command>"
>  I tried $man -M /usr/local/man/man1 patch to look for manual of patch,
> but no success.
>  Please email replies...
>  Thanks in advance!!

> ---------------------------------------------
> ricardo roque                 ikebukuro,tokyo
> dynanet services asia         japan


have you set the enviroment variable MANPATH? It should be set to
/first/path:/next/path:/third/path (same syntax as $PATH)
You may need to do a "catman -w -M /usr/local/man" on Solaris.

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How to set man pages

Post by Bill Marc » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Have you set the MANPATH variable?

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