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If I type

man perl

on the command line, I get the man page for perl, which lists all of the sections into which the perl man pages have been split. How do I access one of these sections? For instance, the first section is perlintro, but if I type

man perlintro

I get an error saying there is no such manual entry. How do I access these parts of the manual?


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That means that some of those man pages are missing. You should re-install the package that contains them. Since you didn't say what OS or distribution, I can't give any further guidance.

man perlinfo

works for me.



sudo apt-get --reinstall install perl-doc
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I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. – bsamek Aug 28 '10 at 21:39
Ah hah! It turns out I didn't have perl docs installed. apt-get install perl-doc fixed it. – bsamek Aug 28 '10 at 21:50

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