Subject: Re: how to get man not to use cat pages?
To: Mike M. Volokhov <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/16/2006 09:24:32
On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, Mike M. Volokhov wrote:

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

I didn't want to use man.conf for this (as I mentioned).

Maybe a command-line switch could be added to override the _subdir. If I 
don't find an answer I will check latest groff source and maybe make a 
patch and submit to groff developers.

(The reason I noticed this is that I am experimenting with custom 
GROFF_TMAC_PATH and custom mdoc.local, but was not used because 
preformatted cat pages were being used instead. Since I didn't want to use 
man.conf, I just temporarily moved my cat man page out of the way.)

 Jeremy C. Reed

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