|MAN.CONF(5)||File Formats Manual||MAN.CONF(5)|
man.conf file is used to configure the
manual search path, locales, and utility set for
man(1) and its related utilities. During
initialization, man(1) reads the
configuration files located at
The files contained in /usr/local/etc/man.d/*.conf are intended to be used by the ports(7) system for extending the manual set to support additional paths and locales. /etc/man.conf is intended to be used by the local administrator to set additional policy.
Currently supported configuration variables include:
For pages in a given language, overriding the default toolset for display is supported via the following definitions:
See the EXAMPLES section for how to use these variables.
The parser used for this utility is very basic and only supports comment characters (#) at the beginning of a line.
A perl port that needs to install additional manual pages outside of the default location could install a file in /usr/local/etc/man.d/perl.conf with the following contents:
# Add perl man pages to search path MANPATH /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.9/man MANPATH /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.9/perl/man
A Japanese localization port could install a custom toolset and include a file in /usr/local/etc/man.d/ja-man-doc.conf with the following contents:
# Setup Japanese toolset MANLOCALE ja_JP.eucJP EQN_JA /usr/local/bin/geqn PIC_JA /usr/local/bin/gpic TBL_JA /usr/local/bin/gtbl NROFF_JA /usr/local/bin/groff -man -dlang=ja_JP.eucJP TROFF_JA /usr/local/bin/groff -man -dlang=ja_JP.euc.jp
If the system administrator decides to override the LOCALBASE make(1) variable causing all ports(7) to be installed into /opt instead of /usr/local, specifying the following in /etc/man.conf will accommodate this change:
# Look for additional configuration files MANCONFIG /opt/etc/man.d/*.conf
|June 3, 2011||macOS 14.1|