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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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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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Debian - bash is default shell, but “man sh” gives dash

On Debian stable. 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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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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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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man pages don't line wrap correctly

Sometimes running man outputs badly line-wrapped text. If I run man, quit, then resize the terminal window and run man again, it formats it according to the new window width. But if I run man, resize ...
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man pages for git Bash on windows 7

I am using Git bash on Windows 7. It provides me with a way to use most of the commands that I used to use on the bash shell on my Ubuntu machine. But the man and the info commands do not work. Is ...