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< [[gravatar: PhilHudson:3b74498e5c34c6d6f240b9a1e19a18df]]


< [[gravatar: AlexSchroeder:e33b88db6bc04e1c93db25c702baea28]]

Bizarrely, the Right Thing under OS X since 10.4 is to unset MANPATH. The correct place to declare man path mappings is /usr/share/misc/man.conf; scripts and stuff should call ‘manpath’ rather than examine $MANPATH. Do `man manpath’ for further info. Emacs should DTRT – I use the MacPorts version.

– PhilHudson 2012-05-16 16:23 UTC

Hm. I hadn’t realized. I think my main problem is that manpath doesn’t list /usr/local/man by default. I need to look at his /etc/man.conf file… (time passes) Yes, works!


AlexSchroeder 2012-05-16 16:59 UTC

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