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Old 09-30-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
shipon_97
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question about man(manual) !


Dear Friends ,

I get a command related with manaul information of linux .
"man 7 signal"

here , would u plz tell me what is the meaning of this '7' value ? And how many number I can use here in lieu of number '7' ?

waiting for ur kind reply .. ..
 
Old 09-30-2009, 03:00 AM   #2
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7 means simply that the command 'signal' belongs to the 7th category of manual pages. The full list of categories can be found eg.here.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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Hi shipon_97,

read
Code:
man man
The number is useful if there are commands with the same name in different sections of the manpages. You can refer to a special section of the manpages using
Code:
man 7 signal
(in your case).

Markus
 
Old 09-30-2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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Here's a nice html version of the man pages, by section and searchable http://linux.die.net/man/
 
  


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