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10.5: View the new 'man' pages on upgraded systems
Authored by: bschoate on Dec 13, '07 10:02:15AM

Here's a tip -- instead of posting scripts or instructions that removes files, use 'mv ... ~/Trash/' instead, so at least there's a way to undo it if it goes wrong! I haven't tried this myself, but I could imagine that some of the man pages listed in the attached script may not have come from a Tiger install, but perhaps from other tools.

I'd ask that macosxhints.com make this a policy, frankly. No 'rm' commands in published tips!



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10.5: View the new 'man' pages on upgraded systems
Authored by: bschoate on Dec 13, '07 10:03:41AM

(~/.Trash/, that is)



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10.5: View the new 'man' pages on upgraded systems
Authored by: bschoate on Dec 13, '07 10:17:04AM

OK, so I tried this script and here's what happened. I modified it to mv the files instead of deleting them. It only moved 9 files in the end, and all of them were man files that were installed AFTER Leopard. I wound up moving them all back, since they were newer.

So this tip has zero value, at least for me. May be harmful for most users that have installed custom tools on top of Tiger and/or Leopard.



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