Installing erl -man <page>

Kent Boortz <>
Fri Aug 8 15:29:13 CEST 2003


Jilani Khaldi <> writes:
> I just have installed OTP_R9C on a Linux box and I want to intstall
> the utility erl -man <page>.
> So I have untarred otp_man_R9C-0.tar.gz and now I have:
> /usr/local/lib/erlang/lib/man| man1
>                              | man3
>                              | man4
>                              | man6
> 
> Now doing for example: erl -man io
> 
> I get:
> No manual entry for io
> 
> What I am missing?

Probably the windex file. You can rerun the Install script or run the
script it will call to format the manual pages

   % cd /usr/local/lib/erlang/lib/
   % ./misc/format_man_pages `pwd`

> Why man2 and man5 don't exist?

man2 is system calls, I don't think we should define any ;-)
man5 is file formats, I don't know if we have separate manual
pages for any file formats in Erlang/OTP,

kent



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