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spuppett 02-22-2003 04:49 PM

man pages
I'm looking for the man pages in linux. I installed pico and want to get the man page for it were the other are, or at least beable to access it. what can I do?

Thank you

ranger_nemo 02-22-2003 05:05 PM

The manual pages are usually kept in /usr/share/man . You can get that with the command man --path . Man even has a man page. :) I don't remember off-hand what the different groupings are for the different directories. I think, by default, it searches through the man# directories and displays the first one it finds.

trickykid 02-22-2003 05:08 PM

Also if you install a program as a regular user, it will sometimes place the man page in /usr/local/man since users don't have write access usually to /usr/share/man

MasterC 02-22-2003 05:13 PM

man pico might be part of man pine since pico is part of the pine package :)


fancypiper 02-22-2003 05:38 PM

I use nano, the pico work-alike editor instead. It is GNU software unlike pine.

Nano Basics Guide

This site has a man pages link at the very bottom of the page, btw.

TazLinux 02-23-2003 02:28 AM

man pages should be already installed. go to bash: $ man

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