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From: Baptiste Daroussin <>
Subject: support another man.conf(5) format or extending it
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:50:19 +0100	[thread overview]
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Hi all,

While working on integrating mandoc(1) into FreeBSD I have not yet integrated
apropos and makewhatis because of the difference of format of man.conf(5).

Will you be against that I modifiy the man.conf(5) parser so that is does
support a minimum set of the FreeBSD's man.conf(5) ?
BAsically I'm think about mostly:


Here is the manpage of FreeBSD's version of man.conf(5)

Btw I think I'll try to make FreeBSD tracking the CVS version of mdocml rather
than the releases now because the CVS version works way better for me :)

Btw here is a small patch to fix build when HAVE_MANPATH is set.

Best regards,

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Index: manpath.c
RCS file: /cvs/mdocml/manpath.c,v
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -r1.18 manpath.c
--- manpath.c	18 Nov 2014 19:41:47 -0000	1.18
+++ manpath.c	24 Nov 2014 11:26:19 -0000
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@
 	if ( ! ferror(stream) && feof(stream) &&
 			bsz && '\n' == buf[bsz - 1]) {
 		buf[bsz - 1] = '\0';
-		manpath_parseline(dirs, buf);
+		manpath_parseline(dirs, buf, 1);

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             reply	other threads:[~2014-11-24 12:50 UTC|newest]

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2014-11-24 12:50 Baptiste Daroussin [this message]
2014-11-27  0:43 ` Ingo Schwarze

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