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Old 08-17-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Manual entry for gzcat


I am using fedora 8, when i use man page it shows the entry for the normal commands like ls, cat etc..
Now i want to know the man page for other commands like gzcat etc and it does not show any manual entry. I know i have to install some packages. Can someone tell me which one. I can install through yum.

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Old 08-17-2011, 07:48 AM   #2
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There is no man page for gzcat. From man zcat:
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zcat is identical to gunzip -c. (On some systems, zcat may be installed as gzcat to preserve the original link to compress.) zcat uncompresses either a list of files on the command line or its standard input and writes the uncompressed data on standard output. zcat will uncompress files that have the correct magic number whether they have a .gz suffix or not.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 07:57 AM   #3
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Oh thanks brian, gzcat is a solaris command. I gets confused sometimes between the distributions
 
Old 08-17-2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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Additionally how can I install the manual entry for any other commands which are not preinstalled.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 08:05 AM   #5
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I don't know, I haven't used Fedora for ages.

8 is way out of date, they're up to 15 now.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:18 AM   #6
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You can use the online manuals http://linux.die.net/man/

man gunzip http://linux.die.net/man/1/gunzip

man zcat http://linux.die.net/man/1/zcat

There are no extra packages for Fedora, these are the general ones:
1) man 2) man-pages 3) man-pages-<your-language>, like man-pages-uk

But a lot of application, libraries will add their own man pages.

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Old 08-17-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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If a pkg is installed, part of the installation includes the relevant man page.
for stuff you don't have installed, try http://linux.die.net/man/ as per post #6.
HOWEVER, note post #5, you can't get updates for a system that old; get an up to date one first.
 
  


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