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

     catman - format cat pages from man pages

     catman [-knpsw] [-m directory] [sections]
     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     out of date are regenerated.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
     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.

     apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)

     Currently does not handle hard links.  Acts oddly on nights with full

NetBSD 10.99                    August 15, 2021                   NetBSD 10.99