Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)

FreeBSD Manual Pages

  
 
  

home | help
fixman(1M)							    fixman(1M)

NAME
       fixman -	fix manual pages for faster viewing with man(1)

SYNOPSIS
       alt-path]

DESCRIPTION
       The  command is a shell script that processes man pages in the directo-
       ries to unexpand	spaces to tabs where possible, and to remove all char-
       acter-backspace pairs (which usually exist to cause overstriking	or un-
       derscoring for printer output).	Removal	of unnecessary	character  se-
       quences	improves  the speed of man(1), and reduces disk	space consump-
       tion.  The command should be run	after using to create formatted,  man-
       ual  entries  from  unformatted,	 nroff(1)-compatible source files (see
       catman(1M)).

       By default, searches for	subdirectories in the following	parent	direc-
       tories in the order indicated:
	      o
	      o
	      o

       If  the	environment  variable is set, the directory paths specified by
       are searched instead of the default.  See environ(5) for	a  description
       of the environment variable.

       The command does	not remove duplicate blank lines.  Thus, all files re-
       main a multiple of one page (66 lines) long and can still be passed di-
       rectly  to  (see	lp(1)).	 (Note that man(1) normally uses to accomplish
       this removal.)

       To ensure success, should be run	by a user who has  appropriate	privi-
       leges.	It  will  take	awhile	to complete depending on system	speed,
       load, memory size, etc.	As a side-effect, file ownerships and  permis-
       sions may be changed.

   Options
       Perform actions based on	the given alternate root.
	      With  this  option,  alt-path will be prepended to all directory
	      paths, including default paths or	the paths defined by

EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
   Environment Variables
       if set, defines the directories to be searched for manual entries.

WARNING
       If the value of is not the same while is	running	as it was when was run
       or  when	manpage	files were installed, some files may be	missed and not
       processed (see catman(1M)).

EXAMPLES
       Run fixman from a server	to fix the manual pages	on  a  diskless	 under
       the alternate root

       This will fix manpages in directories under:
FILES
       Directories containing [compressed]
					nroff(1)-formatted  versions of	manual
					entries

       AUTHOR
	      was developed by HP.

SEE ALSO
       catman(1M), chmod(1), expand(1),	lp(1), man(1),	mv(1),	sed(1),	 envi-
       ron(5).

								    fixman(1M)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | EXTERNAL INFLUENCES | WARNING | EXAMPLES | FILES | SEE ALSO

Want to link to this manual page? Use this URL:
<https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=fixman&sektion=1m&manpath=HP-UX+11.22>

home | help