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Old 04-06-2005, 06:35 AM   #1
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how to serach in a man page..


when i look for some help in a man page.
how can i find some word inside the man page.
when i type one word that has to be highlighted..

any simple keyboard operation is there?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 06:37 AM   #2
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You can see the line number by excuting:

$man program | grep -n 'string'
 
Old 04-06-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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sir is there any shortcut within the man page..
 
Old 04-06-2005, 06:44 AM   #4
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type "/" without "" followed by what you want to search for and press enter.

If you want to search again for the same thing just hit the slash key and enter
 
  


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