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Old 12-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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What man page section would tell me about games?


Hello,

I was asked a question 'What man page section would tell me about games?'
I was given a hint as ' If man ls would tell you more about ls, what do you think would tell you more information about the man pages?

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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I'm not going to do your homework for you, but I'll repeat the hint:
To find out about "ls", enter "man ls"
To find out about "yes", enter "man yes"
To find out about "man", enter ...

If you can't solve that, you shouldn't be doing computing
 
Old 12-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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Learn about the "apropos" command.
 
Old 12-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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man -k what_you_want
 
Old 12-14-2013, 12:41 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LINUXNEW08 View Post
I was asked a question 'What man page section would tell me about games?'
There is no man page for games, since "games" is not a program.
Is there a specific game that you want to find a manual for?
If you are just looking for general info on Linux gaming, there are many websites available for gaming on Linux.
A quick search for linux games gave these, plus many others:
http://www.linuxgames.com/
http://store.steampowered.com/browse/linux/
Yes, Steam is now available for Linux!
http://www.linux-games.com/
http://www.gamingonlinux.com/
There is also thr Humble Indie Bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/
There are also many other games:
http://worldofpadman.net/website/
http://www.urbanterror.info/home/
http://www.alientrap.org/games/nexuiz
Also, many distros have there own documentation on Linux games.
You need to specify what distro you are using, and what game(s) you would like to run.

And welcome to the LQ forums!
 
Old 12-14-2013, 01:12 AM   #6
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To the OP, do a websearch among the many man pages (Debian, Ubuntu, etc) that are searchable. It'll take you approximately 20 seconds (depending on your net connection speed) to get the information you want and the good thing is you will have done it yourself.

Last edited by k3lt01; 12-14-2013 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 12-14-2013, 01:30 AM   #7
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I was asked a question 'What man page section would tell me about games?'
Section 6, according to Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_page#Manual_sections

Quote:
I was given a hint as ' If man ls would tell you more about ls, what do you think would tell you more information about the man pages?
For this, post #2 has the appropriate hint.

Last edited by dugan; 12-14-2013 at 01:31 AM.
 
Old 12-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #8
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Code:
man woman

if there is a manuall page for a program use the program name
but there is no program called "games"
 
Old 12-14-2013, 09:41 PM   #9
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