Comments on 2012-05-16 MANPATH

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< 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.

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> 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 [http://www.macports.org/ MacPorts] version.

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> -- [[AlexSchroeder]] 2012-05-16 16:59 UTC



PhilHudson
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



AlexSchroeder
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 fileā€¦ (time passes) Yes, works!

Thanks.

AlexSchroeder 2012-05-16 16:59 UTC


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