I've been reading some of the doc files that came with my debian distro. In several places, it says to use a command like mc to execute Midnight Commander, but sometimes it follows that with a number in parentheses. For example, mc(1) or mount(8). When I type these into the console, it returns an error. What does the number in parentheses mean?
Also, some of the documents have things I would like to copy into one of the other consoles (that are accessed through Alt1-6, CtrlAlt1-6 if you are currently in the GUI). Hightlight + Mouse 3 seems to copy into the current console CLI, is there a way to copy into a command line in a different console? Like, if I wanted a ftp address from a doc I looked up pasted into a different console, what steps would I take?
Thanks for help