[OS X TeX] MANPATH, MANPATH_MAP and i-Packages
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Sep 8 07:24:02 EDT 2006
Am 08.09.2006 um 12:45 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
> Any thoughts?
Set up a suitable MANPATH in ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist!
The environment variable "overwrites" the contents of any /usr/share/
A second class choice would be the sym-link /usr/local/share/man -
> ../../man. It's second class because some tool might delete it.
This can't work with an environment variable.
(I think /usr/share/misc/man.conf comes from a time when super
computers ran at at least 1 MHz. And at least 1 MB RAM [far more than
a PC had, and some PCs had almost unused Laser Printers with a
manyfold of its memory]. Then 'man <anything>' could take a few
minutes – waiting for the first lines of output. So one idea was to
sacrifice even slower disk space to create pre-formatted man pages,
the .cat files. If man found the cat file for a man page it showed
the cat file. This was faster then formatting again the man page. The
christian epoch is not the only one, of course, could be in others
there was not such a big leap upwards in the year's number, so that
some might see a continuous development ...)
The future will be much better tomorrow.
-- George W. Bush
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