Using the default manpage paths (via /private/etc/man.conf), the openssl(1) and related pages (i.e. x509(1), req(1), ca(1), etc.) are missing.

Has anyone discovered if these were placed in a different location or if left out altogether?

  • Looking at the contents of the InstallESD.dmg from macOS 10.13, those man pages are missing. Jan 27, 2018 at 2:03

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These manpages are missing for me as well on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65). I also noted that some manpages are outdated and incomplete (for example pmset is from 2012, lacking some details).

However I do have some manpages via MacPorts (e.g. OpenSSL(1)).

I have these paths in /private/etc/man.conf:

MANPATH /usr/share/man
MANPATH /usr/local/share/man
MANPATH /usr/X11/man

(the latter two are non-existent), and these in /private/etc/manpaths:


(the latter again non-existent).

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