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This document is a Mac OS X manual page. Manual pages are a command-line technology for providing documentation. You can view these manual pages locally using the man(1) command. These manual pages come from many different sources, and thus, have a variety of writing styles.

For more information about the manual page format, see the manual page for manpages(5).

MAN.CONF(5)                                                                                      MAN.CONF(5)

       man.conf - configuration data for man

       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 programs 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

              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.


       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 <> is the cur-rent current
       rent maintainer.

       col(1),  (g)eqn(1), (g)pic(1), groff(1), grotty(1), (g)refer(1), (g)tbl(1), less(1), man (1) and com-press(1), compress(1),
       press(1), gzip(1).

                                             September 19, 2005                                  MAN.CONF(5)

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