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bug #53708: "man -w" gets confused with a mix of page names and paths

Submitted by:  Colin Watson <cjwatson>
Submitted on:  Fri 20 Apr 2018 09:16:33 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Fri 20 Apr 2018 09:16:33 AM UTC, original submission:  

Ingo Schwarze reported on the groff list:

By the way, the old version of man-db in jessie exhibits a strange
behaviour in that case, but probably that has been fixed long ago:

   $ lsb_release -d
  Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 8.10 (jessie)
   $ dpkg-query -l man-db | tail -n 1
  ii  man-db    i386         on-line manual pager
   $ man --version
   $ man -w man ./man.1
  man: man-./man.1: No such file or directory
  man: man_./man.1: No such file or directory

In fact this is still the case with current man-db, and we should fix that.  "man -w" should just pass through paths directly, assuming they exist.

Colin Watson <cjwatson>
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