Xman and nroff incompatibility
Sun Feb 22 17:37:00 GMT 2004
On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 12:57:22PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Feb 2004, Rodrigo Medina wrote:
> > understand the old style format. In order to obtain the old style
> > output one has to call nroff with the -c option. Xman calls nroff
> > without the -c option. The man page of xman claims that in some
> > operative systems xman reads /etc/man.config.
BSD AND LINUX SYSTEMS
In newer BSD and Linux systems, Xman will search for a file named
/etc/man.conf which will contain the list of directories containing
manual pages. See man.conf(5) for a complete description of the file
The actual nroff command that's used is compiled into the code (and cannot
be reset with a resource). It doesn't call "man", but uses nroff, etc.,
> FYI, Cygwin man doesn't use /etc/man.config. I believe the global man
> configuration file for Cygwin is /usr/share/misc/man.conf. I don't know
> whether Xman reads that...
Thomas E. Dickey <email@example.com>
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