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Old 08-30-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
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command(#)


I'm curious what does the number in the parentheses mean? For example, rn(1)....i know a completely trivial question but thanks anyways!
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:02 PM   #2
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command(#)

The classic Unix on-line documentation tool is something called "man" (as in "system MANuals"). "Man" is broken down into several different chapters. The "command (#)" syntax you were wondering about refers to the "man" subject and chapter.

You can find more information here:

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/man_page.html

http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/...ux_ughelp.html

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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it's the number of the section in the manual; see this article from LQ Wiki or this article from Wikipedia
 
Old 08-31-2005, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hey thanks a lot that helps.
 
  


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