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Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 07:45:20 +0100
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From: David Starks-Browning <starksb AT ebi DOT ac DOT uk>
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On Tuesday 6 Jun 00, Chris Faylor writes:
> Can anyone verify if this is true?  Does man not work "out of the box"?

It works fine for me, too.  I've already written to this guy asking
for more details, I'll forward them if I get any useful information.

Cheers,
David

> ----- Forwarded message from Stuart Prescott <s DOT prescott AT chem DOT usyd DOT edu DOT au> -----
> 
> From: Stuart Prescott <s DOT prescott AT chem DOT usyd DOT edu DOT au>
> To: cygwin AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
> Subject: man.config
> Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 18:07:16 +1000
> 
> Hi!
> 
> I've just been playing with Cygwin, and I must say I absolutely love it....
> 
> the last time I looked at it was a beta a couple of years ago that was 
> quite accomplished and hanging my system. but now, you have produced a very 
> classy system for all of us who are trapped in windoze land.
> 
> one thing I did find was that "man" does not work 'out-of-the-box'. I 
> grabbed an /etc/man.config from an linux system and edited it to reflect 
> the actual paths for the support executables and it seems work OK. (I'm not 
> a wiz on man.config, so I won't claim to have created a perfect one, just a 
> demonstration that it works in principle ;)
> 
> hope this is a little bit of a help for you.....

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