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From: Karel Balej <karelb@gimli.ms.mff.cuni.cz>
To: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@brasslantern.com>
Cc: Zsh hackers list <zsh-workers@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: man completion
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:57:31 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20220521125731.fexcrwbv7wabrod7@imladris> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAH+w=7Zb5Mc=dLw0EdHbHfi4OZRx=gbBH==6chO5FXj38wCK8w@mail.gmail.com>

Thank you for looking into this.

Inspired by your messages, I have been able to solve my problem. Just to
clarify, my issue was not that zsh would not pick up changes made to
MANPATH after the shell is started. I set MANPATH in /etc/profile which
is read by zsh and I was confused that it was not being appended to the
standard paths even though it started with a colon. Turns out the
problem was that I was using mandoc instead of man-db as the man
provider, which however does not provide the manpath command.

This is probably still a bug though, as the comment in _man claims that
the function assumes either man-db or mandoc is used on Linux.

> First question, if the argument to -M has leading/doubled/trailing
> colons, is it supposed to be treated like $MANPATH with respect to
> adding the system paths?  (It doesn't appear so, on Ubuntu 20 at
> least).

The manual page does not mention that it should be combined in any way -
it only says _override_.

> Third, what additional locations should be searched on AIX when -m is
> not present?  (And does anyone care?)

Judging by the manual [1], probably just the /usr/share/man directory

[1] https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/aix/7.2?topic=m-man-command


  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-21 12:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-05-15 15:20 Karel Balej
2022-05-15 16:45 ` Bart Schaefer
2022-05-16 19:41   ` Bart Schaefer
2022-05-16 21:40     ` Mikael Magnusson
2022-05-17  0:41     ` Bart Schaefer
2022-05-21 12:57       ` Karel Balej [this message]
2022-05-21 20:22         ` Bart Schaefer
2022-05-22 16:00           ` Karel Balej
2022-05-22 21:26             ` Bart Schaefer
2022-05-23 12:28               ` Karel Balej

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