MAN.CONFIG(5)                                       MAN.CONFIG(5)

NAME
       man.config - configuration data for man

DESCRIPTION
       This  file  is read by man(1) and contains (a) information
       on how to construct the search path for man, (b) full path
       names  for various programs like nroff, eqn, tbl etc. used
       by man, and (c) a list with uncompressors for files with a
       given  extension.  An alternative version of this file can
       be specified with

              man -C private_man.config ...

       The command names may be provided  with  options.   Useful
       options  to nroff can be found in grotty(1).  For example,
       instead of the default line

              NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1

       one may write

              NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1 -P-u -P-b

       in order to suppress underlining and overstriking.

SEE ALSO
       col(1),   (g)eqn(1),   (g)pic(1),   groff(1),   grotty(1),
       (g)refer(1),  (g)tbl(1), less(1), man (1) and compress(1),
       gzip(1).

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