file is used to configure the
manual search path, locales, and utility set for
and its related utilities. During initialization,
reads the configuration files located at
The files contained in
are intended to
be used by the
system for extending the manual set to support additional paths and locales.
is intended to be used by the
local administrator to set additional policy.
Currently supported configuration variables include:
- Overrides the default location to import additional manual configuration
files. Defaults to
- Adds the specified directory to the manual search path.
- Indicates support is available for the given locale.
For pages in a given language, overriding the default toolset for display is
supported via the following definitions:
See the EXAMPLES
section for how
to use these variables.
The parser used for this utility is very basic and only supports comment
characters (#) at the beginning of a line.
- System configuration file.
- Local configuration files.
A perl port that needs to install additional manual pages outside of the default
location could install a file in
# Add perl man pages to search path
A Japanese localization port could install a custom toolset and include a file
with the following contents:
# Setup Japanese toolset
NROFF_JA /usr/local/bin/groff -man -dlang=ja_JP.eucJP
TROFF_JA /usr/local/bin/groff -man -dlang=ja_JP.euc.jp
If the system administrator decides to override the
variable causing all
to be installed into /opt
, specifying the following in
will accommodate this change:
# Look for additional configuration files