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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.
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.
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.