Re: May I remove a "feature" from man? [was: Bug#10039]
From: Fabrizio Polacco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Anyway, the whole feature seems strange to me, because usually man
> hierarchies are at the same level of binary dirs, not under them.
It doesn't make any sense. If it were implemented sensibly it would be
looking at <path-element>/../man .
I think the proper behavior should be that it indexes the directories
it finds in $MANPATH, and it does not look at $PATH at all. In addition,
it should _not_ treat an empty entry in $MANPATH as the current directory,
empty entries should be ignored. Explicit "." or "./" entries should refer
to the current directory.
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