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fixman(1M)							    fixman(1M)

       fixman - fix manpages for faster viewing with man command


       The  command  is a shell script that processes manpages in the directo‐
       ries to unexpand spaces to tabs where possible, and to remove all char‐
       acter-backspace	pairs  (which  usually	exist to cause overstriking or
       underscoring for printer output).   Removal  of	unnecessary  character
       sequences improves the speed of man(1), and reduces disk space consump‐
       tion.  The command should be run after using to create formatted,  man‐
       pages from unformatted, source files (see catman(1M)).

       By  default, searches for subdirectories in the following parent direc‐
       tories in the order indicated:


       If the environment variable is set, the directory  paths	 specified  by
       are  searched instead of the default.  See environ(5) for a description
       of the environment variable.

       The command does not remove duplicate blank  lines.   Thus,  all	 files
       remain  a  multiple of one page (66 lines) long and can still be passed
       directly to (see lp(1)).	 (Note that man(1) normally uses to accomplish
       this removal.)

       To  ensure  success, should be run by a user who has appropriate privi‐
       leges.  It will take awhile to  complete	 depending  on	system	speed,
       load,  memory size, etc.	 As a side-effect, file ownerships and permis‐
       sions may be changed.

       Perform actions based on the given alternate root.
	      With this option, alt-path will be prepended  to	all  directory
	      paths, including default paths or the paths defined by

   Environment Variables
       if set, defines the directories to be searched for manpages.

       If the value of is not the same while is running as it was when was run
       or when manpage files were installed, some files may be missed and  not
       processed (see catman(1M)).

       Run  fixman  from  a server to fix the manpages on a diskless under the
       alternate root

       This will fix manpages in directories under:
       Directories containing [compressed]
					nroff(1)-formatted  versions  of  man‐

	      was developed by HP.

       catman(1M),  chmod(1),  expand(1), lp(1), man(1), mv(1), sed(1),


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