In this recent thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nd-4175437057/ stf92
wrote in part ...
I run 'apropos' and find two programs: rdev and vbetool. But rdev is nowhere to be seen.
I found the following interesting when exploring that post.
$ man -k rdev
rdev  (8) - query/set image root device, RAM disk size, or video mode
Although this man -k
command responds with the rdev(8) reference, the man page for rdev
doesn't exist in Section 8 or anywhere else in Slack64 14.0.
Yet, as the OP stated, the rdev
program is not to be found .... except in busybox.
Previously, in Slack 13.0, the program /usr/sbin/rdev
was included along with the section 8 man page.
appears to have been removed in 13.37 & 14.0. I recall reading a while ago that rdev was deprecated.
My question is how did the man -k or apropos commands include the rdev(8) reference? Is there an old cache file leftover from an earlier version?
I looked through the /usr/lib64/man.conf file, and there was no /var/cache man file, but didn't find anything obvious to answer my question.