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“man say” in macOS fails

macOS 10.14.4 If I type man say at the command line, I get the error: man: no manual page say. I've checked and the file say.1 is present in the folder /usr/share/man/man1. Why can man not find it?
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Where is the manpage of otools gcc etc. on macOS?

Many tools related with binaries, such otools, gcc, don't have manpages on my macOS (10.13.6). Is there a way to install the manpages for them?
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Copy all the text of an entire `man` page from Terminal.app

I am reading a very long man page (man ssh). I want to save all of that text for more convenient reading in a text-editor. Unfortunately, choosing either of : Edit → Select All → Copy Shell → Export ...
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Are man page sections 2 and 3 available in macOS Mojave?

Are the system calls (section 2) and library class (section 3) of the man pages available in macOS Mojave? I recently upgraded from an ancient MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan and they aren't ...
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Why aren't the section titles of man pages completely greppable?

This was tested in El Capitan and in a colleague's High Sierra, in the standard Terminal (bash). user@hostname ~ $ man ls | grep "BU" BUGS user@hostname ~ $ man ls | grep "BUG" user@hostname ~ $ ...
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Exit Man opened from the touch bar

So in terminal there is a fun feature now, as you can open a man page of the current command by using the touchbar. I failed to close the man page though. The usual q did nothing as well as esc or ...
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Wrong indentation and spacing for manual pages in terminal

I am wondering why the manual pages in the Terminal app look like shite on my Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12.5? If I run the command man grep for instance I get a crappy layout of text in the ...