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Old 10-27-2002, 11:53 PM   #1
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man error

When i run ˇ°man lsˇ± , it shows the below error, how to solve? Thx.

/usr/bin/nroff: /usr/bin/nroff: Too many open files in system
Old 10-28-2002, 02:21 AM   #2
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Re: man error

Originally posted by juno
When i run ˇ°man lsˇ±
Is it just me...or does that look weird?, as in weird characters?

Old 10-28-2002, 02:24 AM   #3
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Does the user who you are trying to view the man pages with have a low limit set on the amount of allowed open files? Usually set with ulimit, 'ulimit -a' should list all the limits. How ever you usually can't change this limit. So you should probably be checking what kind of files are being held open. Maybe close a few programs if necessary. Are there any programs open which forget to close file descriptors? You can check all the used file descriptors with the command 'lsof'.


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