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bhandu 03-20-2006 09:25 AM

Inserting Manpages
I have developed a software a linux.
I have created a Manpage for this software. This Manpage is the help for the user to use this software.
But somehow I m not able to insert this Manpage.
So, please can anyone give me a detailed solution as to how to insert Manpages in the linux so that it can be viewed by giving the command man software_name?

marozsas 03-20-2006 09:53 AM

As far as I know, just put the file in some man dir, e.g. /usr/local/man/man.1/yourcommand.1

Of course, yourcommand.1 must be a nroff document. To check if is looks nice when formmated,

$ nroff -man /usr/local/man/man.1/yourcommand.1|more

caspervn 03-20-2006 10:25 AM

To know what path that man find, you just view file /etc/man.config
This is a part of mine

# This file is also read by man in order to find how to call nroff, less, etc.,
# and to determine the correspondence between extensions and decompressors.
# MANBIN /usr/local/bin/man
# Every automatically generated MANPATH includes these fields
MANPATH /usr/share/man
MANPATH /usr/man
MANPATH /usr/local/share/man
MANPATH /usr/local/man
MANPATH /usr/X11R6/man

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