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Old 11-09-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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man pages and terminal


how do you access the man sections all of them.I have a book telling me to put in man --all or -a to access of the sections. what im trying to look for is the fstab file i dont have one need help
 
Old 11-09-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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my cdrom isnt working it wont burn. It says that i need to download apt cdrdao but i already have that the current version of it
 
Old 11-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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In terminal type the word man in and the file comes up
 
Old 11-09-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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I know that but how do you access all of the sections?
 
Old 11-09-2010, 08:57 PM   #5
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when i put man in the terminal then it asked me what page do i want I tried putting numbers in and everything i could think of nothing worked
 
Old 11-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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try
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man {name of command you want man page for}
 
Old 11-09-2010, 10:10 PM   #7
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man fstab

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man -k fstab

(the latter is sometimes available as: apropos fstab. The -k just means 'keyword' search all man pages, in case there isn't a specific man page for the file/cmd in qn).
See also http://linux.die.net/man/

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Old 11-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #8
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ok that worked but for some reason i dont have that file. When i tried fstab in the terminal all i got was no file or directory
 
Old 11-09-2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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The file you want is

/etc/fstab

and its a TEXT file, NOT a cmd & to edit it, you'd need to be root.
Incidentally it's always part of the std install; contains the list of disk devices to mount.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 10:42 PM   #10
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there is no /etc/fstab i dont have it i looked under filesystem then went to etc file and its not in there. so what can i do to get it?
 
Old 11-09-2010, 10:47 PM   #11
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nevermind i found it finally.I was looking for a colored folder my bad lol thank you oh and how do i become root and what do i need to edit on there?
 
Old 11-09-2010, 10:51 PM   #12
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my mounting point is this <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1, what is it supposed to be?
 
  


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