CATMAN(8) BSD System Manager's Manual CATMAN(8)
catman -- format cat pages from man pages
catman [-knpsw] [-M directory] [sections]
catman creates formatted versions of the on-line manual pages from their
nroff(1) source. Manual pages whose formatted versions are missing or
out of date are regenerated. If manual pages are regenerated, catman
also regenerates the whatis database.
The optional sections argument is one word, and contains the section num-
bers of all the sections to be checked. For example, if sections is
``138'', the manual pages in sections 1, 3, and 8 will be checked and
regenerated. If no sections argument is provided, catman will try to
operate on all of the known manual sections.
The options are as follows:
-k Ignore errors from nroff when building manpages.
-n Do not create the whatis database.
-p Display the commands that would have been executed, but do not
actually execute them.
-s Perform work silently; do not echo commands as they are executed.
This flag is ignored if -p is specified.
-w Only create the whatis database.
Update manual pages in directory.
apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)
Currently knows nothing about /etc/man.conf and machine specific man
BSD July 30, 1993 BSD