Re: Help wanted: Cannot use 'man' cmd
with all due respect Wichert,
i.e. i'm not saying i know better than you,
i run as root nearly always and man has worked without any problem.
i have frequently used it, directly and as input to a pipe.
what problem should i have that i haven't ?
is this a bug ?
( i ran man from debian 2.0.36 , dont know version of man, am mailing from
did you get man working already ?
if not, then you might do
man man > somefile
(where somefile is a file that already exists and permits write to everybody)
and then read the file with an editor.
it is crude but it works.
i use this often myself,
except that i pass the output from man to a small program that
converts man page to normal text,
so i dont have to do that by hand.
it's great for writing notes in the manual.
have fun !
Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Guenter Millahn wrote:
> > myhost# man ls
> > man: can't create a temporary filename: Permission denied
> Don't run man as root, that doesn't work.
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