|| FreeBSD General Commands Manual
preformat man pages
|| [ -fLnrv][ directories ...]
utility preformats all the man pages in
command. Directories may be separated by colons instead of spaces. If no
are specified, the contents of the
environment variable is used, or if that is not set, the default directory
The options are as follows:
Force all man pages to be reformatted even if the corresponding cat page is newer.
Process only localized subdirectories corresponding to the locale specified in the standard environment variables.
Print out what would be done instead of performing any formatting.
Scan for and remove “junk” files that are neither man pages nor their corresponding formatted cat pages.
catman to be more verbose about what it is doing.
These variables control what subdirectories will be processed if the
-L option is used.
If set, overrides the current machine type when searching for machine specific man page subdirectories.
If set, overrides the current architecture when searching for architecture specific man page subdirectories.
Determines the set of directories to be processed if none are given on the command line.
Default directory to process if the
MANPATH environment variable is not set.
EXIT STATUS The
catman utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
HISTORY A previous version of the
catman command appeared in