On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 04:59:11AM -0400, Steve Coile wrote: > I've just installed a new software package that includes manual pages. > When I try to read the pages with "man -M <path> <page>", I'm told the > manual page doesn't exist. When I use "truss man -M <path> <page>", > truss generates *NO* output. Is that normal?
man(1) is a SUID executable: % ls -la /usr/bin/man -r-sr-xr-x 1 man wheel 29752 May 23 21:59 /usr/bin/man* Hence truss(1) and other process tracing software like gdb(1) will refuse to show you it's inner workings on the grounds of system security. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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