lost man pages after reinstalling and upgrading macosX

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Fri Dec 12 14:37:07 PST 2003

On Dec 12, 2003, at 06:35, John Minter wrote:

> Since I have reinstalled macosx (v 10.2) and upgraded to current v 
> 10.2.8, i no longer can reach my man pages or many of my commands. on 
> startup of terminal i get message saying system cannot find manpath or 
> grep.  I have tried to track down the problem, but can't seem to get 
> the system to recognize many of my basic commands, including cp and 
> man, for example. Please help. I'm a newbie to UNIX, and have been 
> reading trying to learn it. I understand the mac's darwin is based on 
> BSD. Thanks and forgive me if I've intruded on this list with an 
> improper question.

Run Repair Disk Permissions.  Its in Utilities - Disk Utility (?).  I 
not sure of the exact name since it changed for Panther.  You may have 
to run it a couple times before all the problems are corrected.

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