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Old 08-01-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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man pages


hi,
i don't know if it is possible, but is there anyway to see man pages like a book, without specifying any command? For example, i known that man pages are divided in various section, how i can see commands of certain section.

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Old 08-01-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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Well, there is "man -k <keyword>"

Also, there a many websites with the man pages reproduced. Just Google using "linux man pages"
 
Old 08-01-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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I think you mean man -a to see all the sections ...
 
Old 08-01-2009, 09:32 AM   #4
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Well, there is "man -k <keyword>"
I know, but this command don't show the commands of the specific section.

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Also, there a many websites with the man pages reproduced. Just Google using "linux man pages"
This moment i don't have access to internet in my linux box, i haven't configured my ethernet device, i ain't figured out how to configure it yet.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 09:40 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if this helps, but searching through a man page you can do easily by using a / and then what you're searching for, then n to go to the next match and N to go the previous ...
I thought maybe you didn't mean the different man pages, like 1, 2, 7, but I wasn't sure.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 10:12 AM   #6
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what i want is like in this website http://linux.die.net/man/, you can see which commands belongs to section 1, section 2, and so on. At the moment i don't have internet in linux, if i want to see man pages like this website i have to go to windows xp, it's not very practical. So my question is can i have this formatation with man pages?
 
Old 08-01-2009, 10:19 AM   #7
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What I mentioned already is what this is, man 1 is the first, man 2 the second, man 3 the third, etc. I don't know exactly what package(s) you have to download or have...
man -a goes through them one by one, after you q the one you're looking at, you can press enter (that I know of) to go to the next.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 10:58 AM   #8
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But with man -a you need to provide command, can't see all commands of determined section. or i don't know how do it.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 08:43 AM   #9
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Try it: ls /usr/man/man1/
 
Old 08-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #10
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If you want to browse documentation, you may want to use info instead of man. They are not the same though; depending on the exact command, one will be more detailed than the other (and some items do no appear in the info pages at all).

Personally, if the tool is GNU, I prefer reading the online (but downloadable) HTML documentation pages.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 07:20 AM   #11
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anyway, thanks everyone, i already make it a network configuration, already have internet, so now i can access the website.

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