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Old 01-18-2005, 04:41 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-18-2005, 04:42 AM   #2
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Code:
$man man
;-)
 
Old 01-18-2005, 04:48 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:03 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:20 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 08:27 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 02-03-2006, 08:40 AM   #7
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Bring back the dead ;-)

Heh -Bring back the dead ;-)

/thanks for the reply . . .
 
  


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