Get man page for local file

Posted on 2007-10-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have a man page in a local directory (apcupsd.man) that I'd like to view with "man".  After appending the current directory to MANPATH (using MANPATH="$MANPATH:."), I tried "man apcupsd" and also "man -f apcupsd", but man can't seem to be able to grab this local file and display it.  

How can I display this local file using man?


Question by:cfgo
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by:Kent Olsen
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Hi cfgo,

Depending on the distro, try this:

man -M {path} apcupsd

Good Luck,
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try moving  apcupsd.1 to ./man1/apcupsd.1
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ozo earned 2000 total points
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man ./apcupsd.1

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Kdo:  when I tried "man -M /mnt/hdb4/Z/DownloadedSources/APCShutdown/apcupsd-3.14.2/doc apcupsd", I still get:  "No manual entry for apcupsd"

ozo:  That turned out to be a good solution, but the actual name of the file is apcupsd.man, so "man ./apcupsd.man" is what actually worked.

Thank you.

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