Subject: man behaviour?
To: None <>
From: Holger Veit <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/10/1994 19:12:50
If I type

% man 3 printf

I expect to get the manual page of the libc routine (at least this was the
case which all *NIX systems I got hands on yet).
What I actually get with the -current man (Ijust got the latest
src/usr.bin/man from sun-lamp to be sure) is the man page for the
printf(1) program which is not what I like to see. I could enter 

% man -a 3 printf

to see it, but have the printf(1) junk before I do not want to see
because I explicitly specified the section.

% man -w 3 printf

gives me the output


which explains the behaviour. The man.conf file was default and unchanged.

But I think this is not intended, and thus a bug.

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