MAN.CONF(5) File Formats Manual MAN.CONF(5)NAME
man.conf - configuration data for man
This file is read by man(1) and contains (a) information on how to con-
struct the search path for man, (b) full path names for various pro-
grams like nroff, eqn, tbl etc. used by man, and (c) a list with uncom-
pressors for files with a given extension. An alternative version of
this file can be specified with
man -C private_man.conf ...
The command names may be provided with options. Useful options to
nroff can be found in grotty(1). For example, instead of the default
NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1
one may write
NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1 -P-u -P-b
in order to suppress underlining and overstriking.
John W. Eaton was the original author of man. Zeyd M. Ben-Halim
released man 1.2, and Andries Brouwer followed up with versions 1.3
thru 1.5p. Federico Lucifredi <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the current
SEE ALSOcol(1), (g)eqn(1), (g)pic(1), groff(1), grotty(1), (g)refer(1),
(g)tbl(1), less(1), man(1) and compress(1), gzip(1).
September 19, 2005 MAN.CONF(5)