|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
Creating a mandoc.db(5)
database with makewhatis(8) in
each directory configured with
recommended and necessary for
apropos(1) to work, and also for
man(1) on operating systems like
OpenBSD that install each manual page with only
one file name in the file system, even if it documents multiple
utilities or functions.
-Ocommand line options of the same names. For details, see the mandoc(1) manual.
||print only body|
||path to header files|
||path for Xr links|
||print table of contents|
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 <email@example.com>
|October 2, 2018||OpenBSD-current|