man 1.5j - can't find cat, tbl, nroff, less

Kevin Van Workum
Tue Sep 23 17:10:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Hughes, Bill wrote:

> When I try 'man grep' I get the following.
> /bin/cat: not found
> /usr/bin/tbl: not found
> /usr/bin/nroff: not found
> /usr/bin/less: not found
> Error executing formatting or display command.
> System command (cd /usr/man && (echo ".pl 1100i"; /bin/cat
> '/usr/man/man1/grep.1
> '; echo; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") | /usr/bin/tbl | /usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc |
> /usr/bin/less -isrR) exited with status 32512.
> No manual entry for grep
> and ' man -w grep' produces
> /usr/man/man1/grep.1
> output of 'man -D grep' and 'cygcheck -svr' attached.
> NB it fails as above for any man foo where foo should have a man page.
> Man foo where foo has no page returns 'No manual entry for foo' correctly.
> regards,
> Bill Hughes
>  <<cygcheck.out>>  <<man.out>>

I had the same problem this morning after changing the share permission on
my C-drive from Everyone, to Administrator and Kevin. Once I added
Administrators (note the "s"), the problem was fixed. I guess /bin/cat,
etc were owned by Administrators and not Administrator. Whatever.

Kevin Van Workum, PhD
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Polymers Division 224/B228

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