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Old 10-23-2010, 06:21 AM   #1
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Hi,

Can anyone tell that what's the brackets after a command
e.g.
ldconfig(8)
for?

Thanks
 
Old 10-23-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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It tells you which section of the manual it's in. Look at the man page for man to see details of the sections..
 
Old 10-23-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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Funny how many people don't realise, but probably one of the first things you should do if new to linux is run man man.
If you look at the bottom of this you will see references like:
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manpath(1), manpath(5)
So you can then take this information and do the following:
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man 1 manpath
man 5 manpath
 
Old 10-23-2010, 08:18 AM   #4
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Hi,

That would require the user to know the 'man command'. Loads of newbies don't want to dig that deep. Spoon feeding!
 
Old 10-23-2010, 10:41 AM   #5
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Yeah your probably right ... oh wait is't that what windblows is for ... larf
 
Old 10-27-2010, 04:26 AM   #6
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Oh.. There's man man...

Thank you very much!

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