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Old 03-24-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
CWLang
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Hello

I am using pclinuxos Plasma kde 5.

I've noticed that some commands in the system don't have a man page. I thought every linux command had a man page for instruction, usage and examples. If no man page is available, I then append a -h or --help and get some useful info.

IS there a way to install missing man pages for these commands? Thanks

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Old 03-24-2017, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hello

I am using pclinuxos Plasma kde 5.

I've noticed that some commands in the system don't have a man page. I thought every linux command had a man page for instruction, usage and examples. If no man page is available, I then append a -h or --help and get some useful info.

IS there a way to install missing man pages for these commands? Thanks
It all depends on whether a package supplies man pages for its commands or not, although most do.

The man pages will be installed when the package is installed, so if your system is working ok and the command doesn't have a man page then one probably doesn't exist.

If man command doesn't work, give info command a go.

Can you give us some examples of the commands you've found that don't have man pages?
 
Old 03-24-2017, 07:18 PM   #3
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Hi CWLang and welcome to LQ.

Please do not edit posts by way of deleting the text. The original question appears to be quite good as represented in the quote of it by hydrurga. Removing the entire question in your original post does not help persons who have similar questions. If you feel that you have solved this question, then consider marking the thread as solved and putting a response to the thread indicating what solves this for you, even if that is your original thoughts about using a -h or --help argument and that you've decided to not pursue the issue any further.
 
Old 03-26-2017, 10:52 AM   #4
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I add to what rtmistler said that the thread title is very sparse and has nothing to do with the subject at hand.
Not clever at all. If that was the desired effect by the OP.

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Your Thread Title
This seems silly but it is actually pretty important. Many people will just skip over a thread if the title isn't informative.

Bad Title: Help Me, Please!!!!!! - putting 5 exclamation marks after your title doesn't make it any more compelling. It tells us nothing about the topic and decreases the likelihood of a member reading your thread.

Good Title: Installed GAIM, Won't Connect to MSN
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

This post is just future reference for the OP and is not meant as chiding.
Enjoy the forum.
 
Old 03-26-2017, 01:59 PM   #5
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@CWLang : "man pages" are not installed by default in PCLinuxOS.

See 'synaptic' : The package name is man-pages

Man pages can also be found on-line ... example
https://linux.die.net/man/1/find

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