Bug 55115 - man does not obey MANDEFOPTIONS
man does not obey MANDEFOPTIONS
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-10-25 15:18 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-27 11:23:06 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-25 15:18:57 EDT
Description of Problem:
In the default /etc/man.config that is shipped with man,
there is a comment that MANDEFOPTIONS allows you to
specify default options. We would like to use this to make
man run as man -a by default since that's what our users are
used to from other Unices. However, man does not recognize
this option at all. From looking at the code, I don't
see any mention of it. It would be nice if this could be
implemented. If not, the reference in the man.config file
should at least be removed.

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Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-11-27 10:47:36 EST
Code for handling it is there in 1.5j... Check man_getopt() in man-getopt.c.
Doesn't seem to be working though, debugging.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-11-27 11:20:21 EST
Ok, fixed in 1.5j-1.
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-11-27 11:23:25 EST
Sorry, forgot to set the correct resolution. ;)

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