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MAN.CONF(5)							File Formats Manual						       MAN.CONF(5)

NAME
man.conf - configuration data for man DESCRIPTION
This file is read by man(1) and contains (a) information on how to construct the search path for man, (b) full path names for various pro- grams like nroff, eqn, tbl etc. used by man, and (c) a list with uncompressors for files with a given extension. An alternative version of this file can be specified with man -C private_man.conf ... The command names may be provided with options. Useful options to nroff can be found in grotty(1). For example, instead of the default line NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1 one may write NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1 -P-u -P-b in order to suppress underlining and overstriking. FILES
/private/etc/man.conf AUTHOR
John W. Eaton was the original author of man. Zeyd M. Ben-Halim released man 1.2, and Andries Brouwer followed up with versions 1.3 thru 1.5p. Federico Lucifredi <flucifredi@acm.org> is the current maintainer. SEE ALSO
col(1), (g)eqn(1), (g)pic(1), groff(1), grotty(1), (g)refer(1), (g)tbl(1), less(1), man (1) and compress(1), gzip(1). September 19, 2005 MAN.CONF(5)

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