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Re: Strange man behaviour

On Wed, 3 Jun 1998, Johann Spies wrote:

> When I am looking for the manpages of an X11-related topic as a user, I
> get an error message. The same does not happen when I do it as root.
> eg.
> jhspies@Johann(2)$ man xkeycaps
> No manual entry for xkeycaps
> jhspies@Johann(3)$ apropos xterm
> xterm: nothing appropriate.
> root@Johann(10)$ apropos xterm
> resize (1x)  - set TERMCAP and terminal settings to current xterm window
> size
> xterm (1x)   - terminal emulator for X

I suspect you're setting your MANPATH environment variable.  MANPATH
doesn't get set by default, if you want to add a directory, the proper way

export MANPATH=/new/dir/here:`manpath`

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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