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CATMAN(1)               FreeBSD General Commands Manual              CATMAN(1)

NAME
     catman - preformat man pages

SYNOPSIS
     catman [-fnrvL] [directories ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The catman utility preformats all the man pages in directories using the
     nroff -man command.  Directories may be separated by colons instead of
     spaces.  If no directories are specified, the contents of the MANPATH
     environment variable is used, or if that is not set, the default
     directory /usr/share/man is processed.

     The options are as follows:

     -f      Force all man pages to be reformatted even if the corresponding
             cat page is newer.

     -L      Process only localized subdirectories corresponding to the locale
             specified in the standard environment variables.

     -n      Print out what would be done instead of performing any
             formatting.

     -r      Scan for and remove ``junk'' files that are neither man pages nor
             their corresponding formatted cat pages.

     -v      Cause catman to be more verbose about what it is doing.

ENVIRONMENT
     LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LANG
                  These variables control what subdirectories will be
                  processed if the -L option is used.
     MANPATH      Determines the set of directories to be processed if none
                  are given on the command line.

FILES
     /usr/share/man      Default directory to process if the MANPATH
                         environment variable is not set.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The catman utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     makewhatis(1), man(1), nroff(1)

HISTORY
     A previous version of the catman command appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.

AUTHORS
     John Rochester.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          May 11, 2002          FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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