trouble with man

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by noht*, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. noht* macrumors member

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    #1
    hmmm...after installing some packages with fink, man no longer seems to work.
    it gives me the "illegal option -- C" error and quits, regardless of what options actually were specified (-d doesn't work either). i suspected something being wrong with my man.conf file, so I removed it temporarily, but no avail.
    any hints from *x-geeks..?

    noht
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

    alex_ant

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    #2
    Read the man pages!

    Sorry... that was too easy :D
     
  3. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    What??? man is perfect... are you sure you weren't using woman? **Sorry... also too easy**

    :cool:
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    Disclaimer: The author of this post in no way thinks using woman will be any less productive than using man... they will both be equally unproductive.
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    #4
    probably either you're not running the man you think you are, or it's corrupted.

    do this:

    Code:
    % which man
    
    should be:
    /usr/bin/man

    then do:

    Code:
    % alias man
    
    should be no output.

    then do:

    Code:
    % ls -1 /usr/bin | wc -l
    
    edit: that's el es dash one slash usr slash bin pipe wc dash el

    should be:
    548

    if it's different, post what happened. well, post regardless i guess.
     

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