|MAN.CONF(5)||File Formats Manual||MAN.CONF(5)|
configuration file for man
This file is an ASCII text file. Leading whitespace on lines, lines starting with ‘#’, and blank lines are ignored. Words are separated by whitespace. The first word on each line is the name of a configuration directive.
The following directives are supported:
Each path is a tree containing subdirectories whose names
consist of the strings ‘man’ and/or ‘cat’
followed by the names of sections, usually single digits. The former are
supposed to contain unformatted manual pages in
man(7) format; file names
should end with the name of the section preceded by a dot. The latter
should contain preformatted manual pages; file names should end with
-Ocommand line options of the same names. For details, see the mandoc(1) manual.
||print only body|
||path to header files|
||path for links|
manpath, but using a historic and misleading syntax. It is kept for backward compatibility for now, but will eventually be removed.
The following configuration file reproduces the defaults:
installing it is equivalent to not having a
file at all.
manpath /usr/share/man manpath /usr/X11R6/man manpath /usr/local/man
A relatively complicated
format first appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno. For
OpenBSD 5.8, it was redesigned from scratch, aiming
Ingo Schwarze <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|March 27, 2015||OpenBSD-5.8|