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jnusa 01-18-2005 04:41 AM

man pages q.
 
I use man pages a lot, but sometimes I can't get to the man pages I want. Like "man send" gives you a bash man pages or something. How do you cycle through different man pages for a function, that has several languages. I've tried the "man 2 send" and "man:/send(2)" syntax, but that does not seem to change the man section.

jnusa

EdwinNameless 01-18-2005 04:42 AM

Code:

$man man
;-)

scuzzman 01-18-2005 04:48 AM

Code:

apropos KEYWORD KEYWORD1 KEYWORD2 ...
This will yield all manpages containing KEYWORD, KEYWORD1, KEYWORD2, etc... which you'll replace with any keyword(s) you wish.

jnusa 01-18-2005 05:03 AM

Heh.. well of course there's a man page for man.
Well I've read the page and the way I interpret it, it should be "man section page" right?
Quote:

[[section] page ...] ...
So "man [2 send]" or something.... Well that doesn't work :| Little hint please.

EdwinNameless 01-18-2005 05:20 AM

Well, man -k send displays all the related topics (equivalent to apropos).

Then you do man [section] page indeed. But you may need to do man -M path to fetch the man page you require to add extra pages that cannot be accessed otherwise.

jcosenzo 02-03-2006 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jnusa
I use man pages a lot, but sometimes I can't get to the man pages I want. Like "man send" gives you a bash man pages or something. How do you cycle through different man pages for a function, that has several languages. I've tried the "man 2 send" and "man:/send(2)" syntax, but that does not seem to change the man section.

jnusa


Try:
man autofs
man autofs -S5

man syslog
man syslog -S3
man syslogd -S8


man -h
and of course
man man

jnusa 02-03-2006 08:40 AM

Bring back the dead ;-)
 
Heh -Bring back the dead ;-)

/thanks for the reply . . .


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