using bzip2 to compress man-pages

Ted Faber faber at ISI.EDU
Thu Sep 22 15:40:42 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 06:15:17PM -0400, Bob Johnson wrote:
> On 9/22/05, Ulrich Spoerlein <q at> wrote:
> > 1. I dont want to wait for my manpages to display, they have to be on
> > screen instantanously.
> You are already waiting.  FreeBSD by default uses gzip-compressed man
> pages.  The issue is whether to continue using gzip, or switch to
> bzip2.
> Try "man -w man" for instance.

You can turn this off using -DNO_MANCOMPRESS when you make world (or
by the appropriate find command - find /usr/share/man -type f -name
\*.gz -exec gunzip '{}' \; is a good start - if you don't make world).

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