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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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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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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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1answer
101 views

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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Default options of Rsync & excluding them

I'm using rsync for last 5 years, but i never bothered of such options. Right now my main backup opts are "-rahhzP -pt -c" but... this messed me :D What we've in "man": -c, --checksum ...
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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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1answer
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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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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
332 views

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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1answer
134 views

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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1answer
114 views

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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548 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
68 views

How do I cycle through from top to bottom when passing a pattern in command: in Linux?

I came across the post at Linux 'man' command: How do I search for a word/phrase and cycle through? which explains the ability to cycle to the next pattern but how do I get it cycle through ...
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man gcc not working

I was trying to read about how to make gcc compile C code to plain assembly for a bootloader, but when I tried to read the man pages there were none! $ man gcc No manual entry for gcc See 'man 7 ...
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man page show nothing but END, but it works after su

try the 'man man' command, show nothing but END symbol change to su account try the 'man man' command again, it works as usual I have no idea about this problem, any helps? thank you very much.
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Man command not installed (fedora)

For some strange reason, when I got my installation of fedora, man command was missing. I have already install development tools packages - but still no luck. I checked all the usual suspects: PATH, ...
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5answers
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How do you switch between Linux manual pages?

I'm new with Linux and have noticed that there are numbers beside certain commands I look up. For example I want to look up accept() in the aspect of network programming, but man accept shows this ...
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1answer
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How to display every man page available on a unix system

How can I display every man page available on a unix system? I want to list them all in an easy manner without manually digging up all the search paths, etc.
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Linux 'man' command: How do I search for a word/phrase and cycle through?

When looking for a certain word or phrase in the man page of linux command, one can type '/' followed by the word/phrase to search for it. What I'd like to be able to do is to search for the next ...
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1answer
446 views

How does man work in linux?

When we man std::vector,how/where does it search for corresponding documents internally?
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1answer
1k views

How can I install C++ man pages manually?

Sadly, yum install libstdc++-docs doesn't work for me: No package libstdc++-docs available. So, I can only install it myself. I've found the C++ man pages here, how can I install it? I guess ...
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1answer
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Linux: disable man from showing mans in non-English languages

On my Linux there are some outdated translated mans installed. I want to prohibit man utility from showing them. I want to do this permanently, while saving a current locale. What environment ...
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399 views

Searching for a specific option in a man page

I often find myself man'ing a command just to learn about one specific option. Most of the time I can search to the option just fine, unless it's something like ffmpeg or gcc where I have to step ...
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1answer
174 views

In Linux, how to get the man page for compiled programs?

I know that installing a package through APT (apt-get or aptitude for my computer) will automatically install the appropriate man pages and update the man database. When I want to build the same ...
2
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4answers
235 views

Linux Man command help

Are there any tricks/sites/methods to use the linux man command in a more convenient way ? I love commands in terminal but for some strange reason I preferred to type man in firefox then in the ...
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2answers
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in VI and man command, how to exactly match a string?

in VI and man command, how to exactly match a string? I don't know how to exact match a string~
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279 views

How can I get file information in 'less' like with 'man'?

When I view a file in Linux with the 'less' command, I often only get a ":" prompt in the bottom left corner. There's no clue about how long the file will be, or at which location I am currently. When ...