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

NAME
     catman -- format cat pages from man pages

SYNOPSIS
     catman [-knpsw] [-m directory] [sections]
     catman [-knpsw] [-M directory] [sections]

DESCRIPTION
     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     Manual pages whose formatted versions are missing or out of date are regenerated.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 numbers of all the sec-
     tions to be checked.  For example, if sections is ``13f8'', the manual pages in sections 1,
     3f, 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.

     -m directory
	     Add directory to the set of directories to be updated.

     -M directory
	     Update manual pages in directory.

SEE ALSO
     apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)

BUGS
     Currently does not handle hard links.

BSD					  July 30, 1993 				      BSD
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