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Re: phantom non-existent command "manpath"?
- From: Soren A <somian at adelphia dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 22:02:07 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Re: phantom non-existent command "manpath"?
- Organization: Occasionally Sporadically
- References: <Xns93ABB58A2DF83soren1Gmane@126.96.36.199>
Soren A <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote around 01
Jul 2003 Xns93ABB58A2DF83soren1Gmane@188.8.131.52:">news:Xns93ABB58A2DF83soren1Gmane@184.108.40.206:
> I've a question on the cygwin port of `man' and it may turn out that
> it is pertaining to `man' in general everywhere.
I'm sorry, my bad.
I read more carefully after finding a reference explaining `manpath's
intended functionality elsewhere, and realized that `man' itself DOES have
flags to execute the functionality simulated by `manpath':
-w or --path
Don't actually display the man pages, but do print the loca-
tion(s) of the files that would be formatted or displayed. If no
argument is given: display (on stdout) the list of directories
that is searched by man for man pages. If manpath is a link to
man, then "manpath" is equivalent to "man --path".
Like -w, but print file names one per line, without additional
information. This is useful in shell commands like
man -aW man | xargs ls -l
Answered my own question.
"So, tell me, my little one-eyed one, on what poor, pitiful,
defenseless planet has my MONSTROSITY been unleashed?"
- Dr. Jumba, Disney's "Lilo & Stitch"
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