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View a man page manually

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

Quinn McHenry
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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