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catman - format cat pages from man pages
catman [ -pvV ] [[ -Mpath ] | [ -mpath ]] [ section ... ]
catman creates formatted versions of the on-line manual pages from
their nroff(1) or aroff(1) source. Manual pages whose formatted ver-
sions are missing or out of date are regenerated.
If section is specified, then catman will only created formatted manual
pages for the specified section(s).
Manual pages that are nroff(1) source and are compressed with either
compress(1), freeze(1), or gzip(1) are recognised provided that they
have the suffixes .Z, .F, and .gz, respectively. Manual page names,
including suffixes, are case sensitive.
Preformatted manual pages will be created in cat? only if that subdi-
-p Display the commands that would have been executed, but do not
actually execute them.
Set path to be the list of paths for which manual pages will be
updated. If not set, the value of MANPATH, USRMAN, or MANDIR
will be used instead. Multiple directories may be specified by
separating them either by colons or by spaces. In the latter
case, be sure to quote path from the shell.
Append path on to the list of paths for which manual pages will
-V Display version information and exit.
-v Verbose. Show processing information.
catman will unlink any out-of-date files in the cat? subdirectories.
The files that would be unlinked are listed when catman is invoked with
the -p option.
This manual page documents catman version 3.1.
apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1), gzip(1), compress(1), freeze(1), make-
GNO 28 March 1998 CATMAN(8)
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