Re: Man page owner
In message <[🔎] 20051120210203.GA26378@tennyson.dodds.net> Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 08:40:17PM +0000, Rich Walker wrote:
> > This is probably a question with an obvious answer, but I couldn't find
> > the answer.
> > Why are man pages installed with owner and group "root" rather than
> > owner and group "man"?
> Why would "man" need write access to the man pages?
Tradionally, formatted manual pages are cached, I believe, and the man group owns the cached files. root should own the nroff files and man the cache (ascii) files.