In message <20170912184200.gd99...@gmail.com>, Gordon Tetlow writes:

>With modern hardware, it doesn't seem to be necessary to have pre-formatted
>man pages as rendering them is short enough to not be noticeable.

That was actually not why catman was brought into the world:  ATT/USL
thought text-processing was The Goods so they unbundled it base SVR
and invented catman to make up for the missing nroff.

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