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Old 02-22-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 02-22-2003, 06:05 PM   #2
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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.
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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
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man pico might be part of man pine since pico is part of the pine package

Old 02-22-2003, 06:38 PM   #5
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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.

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


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