'man' is a command for accessing documentation on Linux and other Unix and Unix-like systems.

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What options can be passed to pam_mysql.so in /etc/pam.d/ config files?

There's no manpage for libpam (on Ubuntu 14.10) and man pam refers to something unrelated to PAM. Search engine results only refer to example configuration files, bugs (about escaping) and postfix ...
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How to copy a section which exceeds screen/window height from a manpage with mouse?

man 2.7.0.2 neither responds to the mouse wheel, nor does dragging the mouse over the lower screen border scroll. Maybe this is working with a keyboard command only which would answer the question as ...
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Linux “man” pages appear as gibberish in CentOS

On my CentOS 6 box, all the man pages and some tools that support --help show gibberish. For example, if I type: man man I get this: ^HZ[wã¸~ǯÀjZÊèvg:=3ÌlËm’¾­¤ÞÎl<;HHBL´Z}òãSe{l?´)B¡ê«¯ ...
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What are the license(s) of the Linux man pages?

What is the license on the Linux man pages? GPL, Public Domain, etc? The Wikipedia page about the man doesn't appear to have any info about the licensing status of the man pages.
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How to install manpages on FreeNAS 9.3?

I'm having enourmous trouble installing manpages on FreeNAS 9.3 (based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p15). I tried: installing pc-sysinstall from ...
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How to parse man pages in Windows?

Here is a raw man page. Is there a way I can parse it under Windows to make it more readable?
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What is the most effective way to fix content in older linux manpages like traceroute?

Today I was reading through the manpage for traceroute when I came across this passage: "There is a couple of additional options, intended for an advanced usage (another trace methods etc.):" I ...
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Access man page for package?

After installing the gcc-arm-none-eabi package on Ubuntu, I can't find the tools or the manpage even though it appears the documentation is available: $ find /usr/ -iname gcc* /usr/bin/gcc ... ...
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What does it mean in the man page of shutdown that Requests that the system be halted after it has been brought down?

Today when I was reading the man page of shutdown, it made me confused a lot. Take -H as example. I just could not understand the "after it has been brought down". What does it specify exactly? What ...
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What happened to the man pages in latest MinGW?

I have recently (about a month ago) installed the latest MinGW version (the MinGW Installation Manager reports version 0.6.2-beta-20131004-1) and I can't find the man pages. C:\Users\Me>man gcc No ...
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where's the man pages for sizeof function in c lib?

How come there's no man pages for sizeof c function ? $ man 3 sizeof No manual entry for sizeof in section 3 $ man sizeof No manual entry for sizeof I see man pages for other c functions if I do ...
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Open man page using nano

I want to open man pages in another text editor, in this case "nano". Does anyone know how I can achieve this please?
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What does the number quoted in parentheses mean in man page of some command? [duplicate]

In the Mac OS X Mavericks terminal, inside frisk man page, there is: SEE ALSO cfdisk(8), sfdisk(8), mkfs(8), parted(8), partprobe(8), kpartx(8) Does it mean see also the eighth cfdisk or ...
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man --html - Not showing tables?

I recently discovered man --html, and am quite giddy with joy at being able to navigate the docs locally in a browser at a whim. However, it seems like certain objects, such as tables, are not ...
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No manual entry for make

I'm trying to read man pages for make on my server and they are not there. Man pages for other linux commands and built-ins, however, are there. Does anyone know why this is and how to fix? Thanks. ...
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Cygwin: man no longer works

I have cygwin installed in the default folder (C:\cygwin) on Windows 7 Pro. Up until a few months ago (not sure how long), man pages worked fine. Then came an update, and now man anything displays ...
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How do I see aptitude “Search patterns”? (~n, ~i, ~U,..)

While opening man aptitude I see this in many places: (see the section “Search Patterns” in the aptitude reference manual). How do I open this reference manual? I want to find patterns like ~i ...
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Search if program is installed for a particular purpose (Linux)

So, I am using Ubuntu 12.04.4 and I wonder if there is a program for opening PDF-files installed. I find that evince is installed in the system (by googling), and I stop to think if this can be done ...
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How to list installed man pages and search in many mans?

I am frustrated that to use man I need to know the exact name of the topic, and usually I need to search on Internet before I can open the man page. How to list installed man pages? How to search for ...
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web-based interactive MAN pages [closed]

So, there was this website where you type a unix command and it would break the command into its arguments explaining what does what. I suppose it was based on MAN, but I'm not sure. I lost the ...
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What does man [-acdfFhkKtwW] mean?

I am fairly new to using the OSX terminal, so before I move forward, I want to get good at finding information out for myself. So, I was reading about the manpages about manpages, and I saw that I ...
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Search which man sections contain a given entry

On Linux (or any other OS that uses the man tool), there are typically several sections of the manual. Often, a given entry (such as echo or printf) exists in multiple sections, but not all of them. ...
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Apropos on Arch returns “Nothing Appropriate,” no makewhatis command

I've been having a problem with apropos on both my Arch linux install and my ArchBang install. When I run the apropos or the whatis command, it returns "nothing appropriate" for anything I enter, ...
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what are the types of error messages that dd outputs? [duplicate]

What are the error messages that dd outputs? I tried to look at manual, but it does not say anything about it. Or I do not know how to look at manuals (man). Edit: OK. I'll make it simple: what error ...
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Using Debian linux command 'whereis' to show files without man pages

From the 'whereis' man pages on my Debian/GNU Linux I see: -u Search for unusual entries. A file is said to be unusual if it does not have one entry of each requested ...
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How do you change the background color of man pages?

Specifically, on OSX, in zsh. I'd like it when say... man man The background color is a darkish-yellow and the foreground is a charcoal gray/black. In this way I'm sure I'm looking at a man page ...
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\[\033[0;33m\] color code is showing up as plain text in man pages

I'm seeing the string \[\033[0;33m\] show up at the begging of several lines in my man pages. \[\033[0;33m\] is a shell color coding string that corresponds to yellow. So, for some reason instead of ...
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How can I restore the man page for ls (/usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz)?

I was messing around with the man page files whereupon I accidentally deleted ls.1.gz, which describes the man page for ls. Is there somewhere where I can download a copy of this file which I can ...
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non-root man pages with Linux-Ubuntu

I'm working on a Linux-Ubuntu server as non-root user. I created a small application and because I'm not a privileged user I'm going to install it under $HOME/bin directory (this directory is in the ...
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Debian - bash is default shell, but “man sh” gives dash

On Debian squeeze. Running ps -p $$ shows bash is my current shell, ls -l $(which sh) shows sh is a symlink to bash. So why, when I run man sh, do I get the man page for dash? Is this just a bug in ...
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cannot find man pages in osx (manpath issue)

I have OSX 10.8.3 and my man pages are not showing up. I have had this problem when I was on 10.6, but not I want to fix it. The reason why I cannot find man pages is because it is set to ...
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How do I find info about “sticky bits” from within Linux without having to use Google?

When I type: $ man -k sticky I get: sticky: nothing appropriate Surely there is information within the Linux OS somewhere (without having to go to Google) about sticky bits - what they are, how ...
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man page command: man 3 vs. man

I'm wondering what's the difference between "man 3 command" vs "man command"? I read in wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_page) that man 3 is used in Linux in section 3 of the man pages. And ...
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Pointing man pages to different location

In my environment, I am installing a different vendor SSH server other than openSSH tended to meet our environment needs. When I issue a man ssh command, for example, I want it to point to the new ...
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Fedora 17 LXDE missing man 2 and man 3 C functions

everyone. I am using Fedora 17, and I need to refer to some C functions, but man 2 malloc or man 3 malloc ( malloc for example ) are not working. Also man (function) is not working too. Any clues? I ...
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Some man pages not found

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I had Fedora a couple of years back and I saw the man pages for the following there: unistd.h, sys/types.h, standard typedefs (suffixed by "_t") etc. I tried this: ...
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Installed Git via homebrew on OSX , man file problems, other potential problems?

I installed Git via homebrew, on OSX 10.8, with an already existing version of Git. The new version wouldn't show up, so I renamed the old git files (git, gitk etc...)in /usr/bin , to *-old. Now the ...
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Sometimes you are feeling down, you want to 'man up' — how can I add this manual entry in unix?

Cris-Mac-Book-2:src cris$ man up No manual entry for up How can I remedy this situation? I want to add an 'invented' manual entry for a non-existant command up so I can type man up when required. ...
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How do I execute a Linux command whilst using the less command or within the man pages?

I generally pipe the command ls with less and would like to execute a command while it is paging e.g. I come across a file that I would like to delete so I would like to execute the command rm ...
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Why does “ulimit -t 5” have no effect on “less” or “man”, but work on “yes”?

If I run $ ulimit -t 5 $ yes then yes gets killed after 5 seconds, but man and less/more don't. Why are those two immune to ulimit?
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what is (3pm), when I run apropos Unicode in see entries like this Unicode::CharName (3pm)

apropos unicode Pango::ScriptIter (3pm) - used to break a string of Unicode into runs by text Unicode::CharName (3pm) - Look up Unicode character names Unicode::Map (3pm) - (unknown subject) ...
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Cant find the term firewire in a man page - ubuntu

I went into a man page by typing man man and then typing /firewire but I keep getting a message that says 'pattern not found'. I have tried every possible solution If the way I'm doing things is ...
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linux man command in different languages

I want view man pages in Russian. Is it possible to do this? If yes, what do I need to do? Can I install it just using apt-get? I tried to google, but didn't find an answer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1. ...
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Open man-page with less [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to let man utility to use less to display manual rather than more? How can i open up the Man-page for a command with the less-editor? Alternatively, how can i find ...
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local man page

I'm reading a book on administration and I'm wandering whether my answers are correct related to the man command. I'm running Ubuntu. Qstn1: How would you read sync’s local man page that was kept ...
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bash: colorized man page

Where do I have to take a look at in the system to colorize the man pages? The man pages are viewed with less, so I tried adding the following lines to my .bashrc to change the colors: (Which works ...
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How can I view all “man” entries in Unix?

I was trying to learn more about grep (as my coworkers suggested) since I rarely used it and needed to refresh my Unix knowledge. However, when I typed man grep, the following message was displayed: ...
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How to jump to a particular flag in a Unix manpage?

When reading a Unix manpage in the terminal, how can I jump easily to the description of a particular flag? For instance, I need to know the meaning of the -o flag for mount. I run man mount and want ...
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What does the -R flag do for chflags?

I'm not clear on exactly what the -R flag does for chflags. I was wondering if someone might be able to help me. The man page says this: Recurse: Change the file flags of file hierarchies rooted ...
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Difference between 'apropos *' and 'apropos .'

OpenSUSE 12.01, KDE, kernel 3.1.9-1.4-default Trying to get all man pages. Basically the answer is apropos . or man -k .. Why does apropos \* only returns about 300 man pages while apropos . returns ...