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Re: bin/1904

The following reply was made to PR bin/1904; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/1904
Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 18:41:59 +0000

 On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 05:25:00PM +0000, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
  >  As per the description of the 3rd patch, it means that catman doesn't
  >  parse and use the rules from /etc/man.conf and, it also doesn't handle
  >  the symlinked or hard linked man pages, the patch fixes those issues.
  >  I think those are useful fixes if we are going to maintain catman.
 Maybe; ISTM that the way to deal with man.conf is that it should use
 man(1) to generate the cat pages. Except for that man(1) needs a way
 to be told "please print this page" and while I thought it had an
 option for that, it doesn't currently seem to.
 (Also, I'd thought there was an option to man(1) to run troff to generate
 postscript for printing, but this doesn't seem to exist either...)
 Am I remembering options from some old vendor Unix?
 David A. Holland

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