svn commit: r194493 - head/usr.bin/catman

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Sun Jun 21 15:03:05 UTC 2009

Bruce Evans <brde at> writes:
> I've never seen a machine that actually runs catman.  I remove the
> cat directories on all my machines to prevent any saving of cat
> pages.  All FreeBSD cluster machines that I checked (just 3) have
> 0, 1 and 2 saved cat pages.  This shows shows that catman isn't run
> on them and that root rarely looks at man pages on them.

Most stock FreeBSD installations don't need to run catman, because cat
pages for the default locale (which are also used for any locale man(1)
doesn't recognize) are included on the installation ISOs and installed
by default.  Adding cat pages for the other locales man(1) recognizes
(en.ISO8859-1 and en.UTF-8) would add around 13 MB to the ISO and 20 MB
to the installed system.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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