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CATMAN(1)		  BSD 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 en-
     vironment 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 format-
	     ting.

     -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
     man(1), makewhatis(1), nroff(1)

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

AUTHORS
     John Rochester.

BSD				 May 11, 2002				   BSD

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