man: Format and display the on-line manual pages1

man is a man pager. It has support for compressed pages (both man pages and cat pages), and for locale ($LANG) and for message catalogs ($LC_MESSAGES). It will format files given explicitly (man ./

... part of T2, get it here


Author: John Eaton, Richard Verhoeven, Michael Hamilton and Andries Brouwer
Author: Federico Lucifredi <flucifredi [at] acm [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 2.12.1

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

CPU architectures: Does not support: avr32 blackfin openrisc

Download: man-db-2.12.1.tar.xz

T2 source: compile.patch.dietlibc
T2 source: man.cache
T2 source: man.desc
T2 source: parse-config
T2 source:

Build time (on reference hardware): 16% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 1.78 MB, 122 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils coreutils diffutils findutils gawk gdbm grep groff libpipeline linux-header make sed sysfiles tar xz zlib

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).