How To Install mcatman on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install mcatman on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update mcatman as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install mandoc
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install mandoc

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is mcatman and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install mcatman on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install mcatman on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install mcatman using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install mandoc

Install mcatman on CentOS 8 using yum

Because mcatman is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install mcatman package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install mandoc

How to upgrade (update) a single package mcatman using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like mcatman in this example you should use the following command:

yum update mandoc

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade mandoc

How to Upgrade mcatman on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update mandoc

How To remove mcatman from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the mcatman package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove mandoc

Extra info and code examples

mandoc is a suite of tools compiling mdoc, the roff macro language of choice for BSD manual pages, and man, the predominant historical language for UNIX manuals. It is small, ISO C, ISC-licensed, and quite fast. The main component of the toolset is the mandoc utility program, based on the libmandoc validating compiler, to format output for UNIX terminals (with support for wide-character locales), XHTML, HTML, PostScript, and PDF.


You now have a full guide on how to install mcatman using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the mcatman from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install mcatman on CentOS 8

How To Install mcatman on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install mcatman on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install mcatman on Fedora 34

How To Install mcatman on Kali Linux

How To Install mcatman on Debian 11