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Old 09-27-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Please help me find this command


What command would you use to read about the sync system call (not
the sync command)? How would you read a local man page for sync that
was kept in the /usr/local/share/man?

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Old 09-27-2010, 02:18 AM   #2
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Code:
anisha@linux-uitj:~> man sync
Man: find all matching manual pages
 * sync (1)
   sync (8)
   sync (2)
   sync (3p)
Man: What manual page do you want?
Man:
Selecting 2 and 3p shows the man for sync system call !
 
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:12 AM   #3
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Code:
man -a sync
gives you all man pages about sync.

If you know that you want one about the system call you can say:
Code:
 man 2 sync
(chapter 2 of the man pages is about system calls)
 
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