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I don't know if this happens to anyone else here, but every time I build a new system, I forget where the man pages for say limits.h are in the Ubuntu repos. I've already installed manpages-dev. I'll make a point to write this down sometime. Darn.

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sudo apt-get install manpages-posix-dev

and to search for stuff with bash completion:

andrey@nv:~$ sudo apt-get install manpages [hit tab 1-2 times]
manpages            manpages-de-dev     manpages-es-extra   manpages-fr-extra   manpages-ja         manpages-pl         manpages-posix-dev  manpages-ru
manpages-cs         manpages-dev        manpages-fr         manpages-hu         manpages-ja-dev     manpages-pl-dev     manpages-pt         manpages-tr
manpages-de         manpages-es         manpages-fr-dev     manpages-it         manpages-ko         manpages-posix      manpages-pt-dev     manpages-zh
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How exactly does that answer the question? –  Billy ONeal Sep 24 '10 at 17:50
    
@Bill it says what package to install to get man pages –  unknown Sep 24 '10 at 17:51
    
good spaghetti monster, thank you! Wrote it down... –  Dervin Thunk Sep 24 '10 at 17:51
    
@aaa carp: Ah -- I see now. I thought it was asking for filesystem location. +1 –  Billy ONeal Sep 24 '10 at 18:09
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