man does not know how to process html man pages

Paul McFerrin
Mon Mar 9 15:56:00 GMT 2009

What is wrong with the following:

$ man -d /usr/man/htmlman1/ntsec.1.html
using /usr/bin/lynx -dump to dump HTML pages as text
using default preprocessor sequence
found tbl(1) directive
not executing command:
 (cd "/usr/man/htmlman1/.." && (echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/cat 
'/usr/man/htmlman1/ntsec.1.html'; echo ".\\\""; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") | 
/usr/bin/tbl | /usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc 2>/dev/null | /usr/bin/less -isrR)
/usr/man/htmlman1.$ type man
man is /bin/man

Note:  a "html" page is calling "cat" and "tbl", not lynx.  The file 
appears to be valid html, it is one from cygwin's site.  Is it being 
thrown a loop by seeing something like a table?

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