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Old 08-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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someone told me that sysd has a man page but when i type --- man systemd i get no manual for systemd. any one know why. does man us online man pages by default or can you access man pages stored online if i don't have it locally. sorry i don't really know how man works other than the command man "whatever".
 
Old 08-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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At first, it is systemd, not sysd.

the man command shows only man pages for programs you have installed, it does not use the net. You can view the manpages of systemd by following the link I gave to you in the Slackware and systemd thread: http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/
 
Old 08-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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Use "man -k" (or "apropos") to do string searches for manpages. The name of the page you want needs to be entered exactly, so if you don't know what to use you'll have to search for it. There are also programs that don't have man pages.

As for the rest, read "man man".

And finally, don't forget that there are also info pages that often go into more detail than the man pages.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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i did check out your link from before thanx i just was wondering about the other guys advice of man systemd he said it was a 100 pg document. i guess i need to man systemd from fedora or something since it uses systemd. thanx though i am reading your link.
 
  


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