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What's the difference between “uname -r” and “uname -v”?

I am using CentOS 6.2. In the man page of uname (i.e., man uname), it says: -r, --kernel-release print the kernel release -v, --kernel-version print the kernel version ...
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Why does $ find -delete not work sometimes?

I think what I'm talking about is this part of the manpage, which is just barely too indecipherable for me: -delete ... It will not attempt to delete a filename with a ``/'' character in its ...
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What do the parentheses and number after a Unix command or C function mean?

I keep seeing parentheses and a number after a command in Unix or Linux or C function. For example: man(8), ftok(2), mount(8), etc. What do these mean? I see them in man too.
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What do the underlined words in Unix man pages do?

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Possible Duplicate: What do the parentheses and number after a Linux command or C function mean? I see that many utilities have a number in brackets after their name, for example ls(1) or ...
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On SunOS man grep gives me the man page for the SunOS grep but grep --version says it's grep (GNU grep) 2.5. How do I get the man page for GNU grep?
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Bash Man Page: kill <pid> vs kill -9 <pid>

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What are the numbers in some unix manuals refering to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the numbers in parentheses in the names of unix tools? Hello, what these numbers I see in manual pages for linux commands? See this gittutorial(7)[tutorial] to ...
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What are the numbers in parentheses in the names of unix tools? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does crypt(3) and whatnot mean I'm talking about, e.g. in the git Manual pages, on the git(1) page, See gittutorial(7) to get started, or git-add(1) ...