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10.5: View the new 'man' pages on upgraded systems
Authored by: jabial on Mar 04, '08 07:50:36AM

The find -type f trick is good, but you also need to do another one with -type l to take into accound the symbolic links to the old man pages, which need to be removed also.

Personnally I used
sudo mkdir /usr/share/man/old
sudo find /usr/share/man -type f -exec test -e {}.gz \; -exec mv {} /usr/share/man/old \;
sudo find /usr/share/man -type l -exec test -e {}.gz \; -exec mv {} /usr/share/man/old \;

That way you can restore the files if the command fails - which I doubt if you copy it correctly. I'll delete the /usr/share/man/old directory after a month if I encounter no problems.

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