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Old 12-06-2001, 07:59 PM   #1
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manual pages


when i do
> man -k user
user: nothing appropriate

> man -k finger
finger: nothing appropriate

what's wrongs?

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Old 12-06-2001, 09:05 PM   #2
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this will return every instance of user and finger in the man pages


what exactly are you looking for
 
Old 12-06-2001, 09:51 PM   #3
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On the other system i recieve response like...

> man -k finger
chfn (1) - change your finger infor
finger (1) - user information lookup
fingerd (8) - remote user information
fingerd [in] (8) - remote user information
pinky (1) - lightweight finger
 
Old 12-06-2001, 10:04 PM   #4
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what do you get on the one in question?


and what does man -v say?
 
Old 12-06-2001, 10:08 PM   #5
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> man -v
man, version 1.5h
 
Old 12-06-2001, 10:26 PM   #6
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try man adduser



does man --help show the -k option?


what happens with -K

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Old 12-06-2001, 10:32 PM   #7
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well it works for man useradd
but not the k option
the k option is showed in --help :-

> man --help
~....
h : print this help message
k : same as apropos(1)
K : search for a string in all pages
~
 
Old 12-06-2001, 10:35 PM   #8
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Strange, it must be a


look at the etc/man.config file

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Old 12-06-2001, 10:40 PM   #9
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do man -kd user
 
Old 12-06-2001, 10:42 PM   #10
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and try apropos user


or /usr/bin/apropos user
 
  


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