Subject: Re: how to get man not to use cat pages?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/16/2006 19:13:52
On Thu, 16 Feb 2006 08:56:11 -0800 (PST)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:

> how can I get man not to use the cat preformatted versions without 
> manually editing the man.conf file (and without using a custom man.conf 
> file)?
> Is there some switch to do this? I tried various, but didn't see any 
> examples.
> I want to look at fd(4) for example.
> $ man -w fd
> /usr/share/man//cat4/fd.0
> /usr/share/man//man4/fd.4

I believe you can got results by adjusting _subdir in /etc/man.conf
file. Please see man.conf(5) for details.