man pages

Heinz-Juergen Oertel
Sun Mar 12 09:20:00 GMT 2000

Stefan Lindqvist wrote:
> 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
> /usr/local/man/man
> 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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I have the same behavior running man from within elvis.
:!man man
or using 'K' (shift K) with cursor under the 'man' command.

The difference is, I can start it from command line.

I am sure month ago I found out what it is,
but unfortunately I forgot it again (getting older is strange).
I'm interested in the solution.


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