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How to add a man doc manually

Posted on: June 10, 2009

you need to set the MANPATH variable to be able to access man pages which are not present in standard path. If for temporary purpose, you can just export MANPATH by the following command.
$export MANPATH=$MANPATH:/the/path/of/the/man/page/

Dont keep any space on either sides of “=” as it gives error as
“bash: export: `=’: not a valid identifier”.

To add permanently, you need to make changes in /etc/login.defs file. I am looking into it and will update this post as soon as i come to know of it

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