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where I can to find mapping between man section number and it's description in standalone mashine.
In other words, where I can to find description of some man section when I have not connection to Internet?
For example:

1    -> User commands
2, 3 -> Linux programmer's manual
and so on...

Thank you for ahead.

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On Linux, there's a one-line description of each section number in man 1 man.

On most Unices (including Linux), man N intro describes what sort of things are in section N.

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Wunderbar!!! man N intro is what I need! (but there is nothing about that in man 1 man) –  Rodnower Aug 14 '10 at 17:48

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