Issues with reading ncurses man pages

depsterr depsterr at protonmail.com
Sun Feb 7 02:49:18 UTC 2021


Hi, I'm trying to open some ncurses man pages in busybox man, however it's not possible as these files are suffixed .3x instead of .3 (even though they're in section 3).

Currently busybox man assumes the man page will have the same "title" as the section, meaning files with the suffix .3x cannot be found in section man3. This could either be fixed by only matching names until the suffix (thought this could be hard to do since file names may end in .3.bz2 and might have a . in the page name, such as mkfs.ext4) or match SECTIONx as well.

It is also worth mentioning man-db opens these man pages without an issue.


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