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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Man:Where are the cat pages. Reply with quote

As we know, the man utility will 'cache' rendered man pages for a particular resolution. Where is it located? Man's man page states that it's in the same directory as the man pages are, but when you're executing man as root, access to those directories will be denied.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about cat or cache?

coreutils provides my /usr/share/man/man1/cat.1.gz (not on Gentoo)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be /var/cache/man/ on my system, though that's empty since I don't use terminals <= 80 chars.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I's called a cat page. My /var/cache/man is also empty.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man man

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No cat pages are saved when they are formatted for a line length different from 80.


Looks like a legacy feature.
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