gain some space in Man pages

atark atark at thepipeline.net
Wed Aug 16 18:56:26 PDT 2000


You can also gzip info pages as well! ;-)

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> > Hi all,
> > here is it my little contrib to "lfs system(s)".
> > when i 'm looking for make some free space on my hd, i remenber that the man
> > pages are usually gziped...
> > but i don't remenber have seen this in the lfs book...
> > it's possible to make 'ala mano" this opération but it's very fastidious
> > work..
> > then i had write a litlle shell script to do that....
> > take it if you want...
> > enjoy it..
> 
> There's actually a much easier way:
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> toplevel=/usr/share/man/man
> 
> for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
> do
>         cd $toplevel$i
>         gzip *
> done
> 
> If the man utility sees a gzip'ed file it executes a gunzip -c (or gzip
> -c same thing) and pipes the output to groff and less to format it like
> usual.
> 
> --
> Gerard Beekmans
> www.linuxfromscratch.org
> 
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