man pages

Stefan Lindqvist
Fri Mar 10 12:21:00 GMT 2000

I'm trying to get the man pages working under bash on NT 4 SP6. I
downloaded the binaries for man and groff and I believe I managed to get
the files into the correct directories. The problem is, when running the
man command, I receive the following:

$ man man
Error executing formatting or display command.
System command (cd /usr/local/man ; (echo -e ".pl 1100i"; cat
1/man.1; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") | c:/usr/local/bin/tbl |
c:/usr/local/bin/groff -
Tlatin1 -mandoc | c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32/bin/less -is)
exited with
 status 32512.
No manual entry for man

However, if I "manually" run the above command "(cd /usr/local/man ;
(echo -e "..."  ...,etc the man page is printed out just fine. So, why
doesn't it work from the man command?

Any hints highly appreciated. Thanks,

Stefan L

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