Manage the pre-formatted manual page database. - mandb

Manage the pre-formatted manual page database. More information: mandb(8) - Linux manual page.

  • Purge and process manual pages:

mandb

  • Update a single entry:

mandb --filename {{path/to/file}}

  • Create entries from scratch instead of updating:

mandb --create

  • Only process user databases:

mandb --user-db

  • Do not purge obsolete entries:

mandb --no-purge

  • Check the validity of manual pages:

mandb --test