View a man page manually

Posted September 23, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in UNIX

Sometimes a man page for a package does not exist in the MANPATH and cannot be seen by the man program. Using nroff to format the text the way that man does is an option to altering your MANPATH variable.


To view a man page file called recipe.1 in the current directory, use:

nroff -man recipe.1 | more

 

About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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