- SMAN CONFIG FILE
- SEE ALSO
sman.conf - configuration file for sman and sman-update
The sman.conf configuration file specifies several run-time options for sman and sman-update.
sman.conf is the default name of the configuration file used for sman. Sman looks for a file called sman.conf in several usual places, and if not found, falls back on sman-defaults.conf, likely from the default location of /usr/local/etc. See Sman::Config for details.
Each line in a sman.conf file is either a comment or a directive. Comments are lines that begin with a # character. Directives are of the form:
Directive values values values ...
The directives currently understood in an sman configuration file are:
A program that is used to strip out backspaces and such from the MANCMD output. If undefined, defaults to 'col -b'
Example: COLCMD col -b
Program that first converts the troff to ASCII. Absence of a MANCMD directive, or the setting AUTOCONFIG, causes sman-update to try to ascertain the best man command on its own. MANCMD understands a few format sequences that are used to specify how to get man to convert your manfiles on your system. The format sequences currently understood are: %F the full pathname of the man file (ie, /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz) %C the command name (ie, ls) %S the section (ie, 1 or 3pm)
Example: MANCMD AUTOCONFIG (will choose one of the below) or Example: MANCMD man %F (linux likes this) or Example: MANCMD man %S %C (freebsd prefers this)
Also note that if you have a custom mechanism to translate man files into XML, you can use it like this:
Example: MANCMD zcat --stdout -f %F | myprog
The path and options you'd like to use with Swish-e while indexing. If undefined, will default to 'swish-e'. Appropriate Swish-e options will be appended when indexing.
Example: SWISHECMD swish-e -v 1
where to put various temporary files. Defaults to /tmp. (Use SWISHE_TMPDIR to set affect Swish-e at index time)
Example: TMPDIR /tmp
Aliases for the XML tags we expect. These are in case an external program returns tags different from what we expect.
Examples: TITLEALIASES refentrytitle SECALIASES manvolnum DESCALIASES refpurpose MANPAGEALIASES swishdefault
All parameters beginning with ENV_ have the ENV_ prefix stripped and are used to set environment variables of the corresponding names for child processes.
In particular, on some versions of man, the MANWIDTH environment variable controls the desired line width for manpage output. This can affect line-breaking during indexing on some systems.
Example: ENV_MANWIDTH 256
All parameters beginning with SWISHE_ have the SWISHE_ prefix stripped and are written into a tmp config file for Swish-e at index time.
SWISHE_IndexFile is also used by sman to know which index to search.
You shouldn't need to change any of the other SWISHE_* parameters. They are all documented (without the SWISHE_ prefix) in the Swish-e documentation.
Examples: # SWISHE_IndexFile specifies which index to create and search SWISHE_IndexFile /var/lib/sman/sman.index SWISHE_IndexComments no # SWISHE_UseStemming yes # for old versions of Swish-e SWISHE_FuzzyIndexingMode Stem SWISHE_MetaNames desc sec swishtitle SWISHE_PropertyNames desc sec
Josh Rabinowitz <joshr>