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

       catman - create the cat files for the manual

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

       The  command  creates  the  preformatted versions of the on-line manual from the input files.  Each manual page is examined and those whose
       preformatted versions are missing or out of date are recreated.	If any changes are made, will recreate the database.

       If there is one parameter not starting with a minus sign (-), it is taken to be a list of manual sections to look in.  The following  exam-
       ple causes updating to occur to manual sections 1, 2, and 3.
       catman 123

       -n     Prevents creations of

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

       -w     Causes only the database to be created.  No manual reformatting is done.

       Raw (nroff input) manual sections

       Preformatted manual pages

       Commands to make whatis database

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

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 Manual pages whose formatted versions are missing or out of date are regenerated.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 sections 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
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