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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     catman -- preformat man pages

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     catman [-fnrvL] [directories ...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The catman utility preformats all the man pages in directories using the
     nroff -man command.  Directories may be separated by colons instead of
     spaces.  If no directories are specified, the contents of the MANPATH
     environment variable is used, or if that is not set, the default directory
 /usr/share/man is processed.

     The options are as follows:

     -f      Force all man pages to be reformatted even if the corresponding
	     cat page is newer.

     -L      Process only localized subdirectories corresponding to the locale
	     specified in the standard environment variables.

     -n      Print out what would be done instead of performing any formatting.

     -r      Scan for and remove ``junk'' files that are neither man pages nor
	     their corresponding formatted cat pages.

     -v      Cause catman to be more verbose about what it is doing.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

	      These variables control what subdirectories will be processed if
	      the -L option is used.
     MANPATH  Determines the set of directories to be processed if none are
	      given on the command line.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/share/man  Default directory to process if the MANPATH environment
		     variable is not set.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The catman utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     makewhatis(1), man(1), nroff(1)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     A previous version of the catman command appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     John Rochester.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 May 11, 2002			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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