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CATMAN(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  CATMAN(8)



NAME
       catman - create the cat files for the manual

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/catman [ -p ] [ -n ] [ -w ] [ sections ]

DESCRIPTION
       Catman creates the preformatted versions of the on-line manual from the
       nroff input files.  Each manual page is examined and those  whose  pre-
       formatted  versions  are  missing or out of date are recreated.  If any
       changes are made, catman will recreate the /usr/lib/whatis database.

       If there is one parameter not starting with a `-', it is take to  be  a
       list of manual sections to look in.  For example

              catman 123

       will cause the updating to only happen to manual sections 1, 2, and 3.

       Options:

       -n     prevents creations of /usr/lib/whatis.

       -p     prints what would be done instead of doing it.

       -w     causes only the /usr/lib/whatis database to be created.  No man-
              ual reformatting is done.

FILES
       /usr/man/man?/*.*   raw (nroff input) manual sections
       /usr/man/cat?/*.*   preformatted manual pages
       /usr/lib/makewhatis commands to make whatis database

SEE ALSO
       man(1)

BUGS
       Acts oddly on nights with full moons.



4th Berkeley Distribution       4 February 1983                      CATMAN(8)