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Old 09-27-2010, 03:10 AM   #1
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Please help me find this command

What command would you use to read about the sync system call (not
the sync command)? How would you read a local man page for sync that
was kept in the /usr/local/share/man?

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Old 09-27-2010, 03:18 AM   #2
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anisha@linux-uitj:~> man sync
Man: find all matching manual pages
 * sync (1)
   sync (8)
   sync (2)
   sync (3p)
Man: What manual page do you want?
Selecting 2 and 3p shows the man for sync system call !
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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man -a sync
gives you all man pages about sync.

If you know that you want one about the system call you can say:
 man 2 sync
(chapter 2 of the man pages is about system calls)
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