trouble with man

noht*

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Jul 22, 2002
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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
 

BenderBot1138

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Oct 28, 2002
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Originally posted by alex_ant
Read the man pages!

Sorry... that was too easy :D
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.
 
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zimv20

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Jul 18, 2002
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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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