Reading non-installed man pages, etc.

Simon Gray simong at
Tue Nov 11 04:24:14 PST 2003

> I'd occassionally like to be able to read manpages from somewhere other
> than the MANPATH.
> Let me give you two concrete examples of things that I can do on linux,
> that I don't know how to do on FreeBSD
> $ man /mnt/falco3/usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.bz2
> $ man /home/andi/foo/doc/foo.1

I'm not sure how man handles bz2. But for the other manpath, i guess you
could do:

echo "OPTIONAL_MANPATH /home/andi/foo/doc" >> /etc/manpath.config &&

Hope this helps,


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