CATMAN(8) System Manager's Manual CATMAN(8)
catman - create the cat files for the manual
/etc/catman [ -p ] [ -n ] [ -w ] [ sections ]
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formatted versions are missing or out of date are recreated.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
will cause the updating to only happen to manual sections 1, 2, and 3.
-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.
/usr/man/man?/*.* raw (nroff input) manual sections
/usr/man/cat?/*.* preformatted manual pages
/usr/lib/makewhatis commands to make whatis database
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4th Berkeley Distribution 4 February 1983 CATMAN(8)