In my university, I can do such things as:
- man strlen
- man strcpy
- man msgget
- man msgctl
and a nice manual page appears. On my PC I get
$ man strcat No manual entry for strcat
Any help on how to get those documentation pages into my computer?
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You may find glibc-doc package useful as well. From http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/glibc-doc:
Contains The GNU C Library Reference manual in info and html format as well as the man pages for libpthread functions and the complete GNU C Library ChangeLog.
Ubuntu + others; You can also do a search in aptitude. I.e:
:~$ aptitude search manpages i asr-manpages - alt.sysadmin.recovery manual pages i csound-manpages - manual pages for csound i erlang-manpages - Erlang/OTP manual pages i freebsd-manpages - Manual pages for a GNU/kFreeBSD system i funny-manpages - more funny manpages i gmt-manpages - Manpages for the Generic Mapping Tools i manpages - Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system p manpages-cs - Czech version of the manual pages p manpages-de - German manpages p manpages-de-dev - German development manpages i manpages-dev - Manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development p manpages-es - Spanish man pages p manpages-es-extra - Spanish extra manpages p manpages-fr - French version of the manual pages about using GNU/Linux p manpages-fr-dev - French version of the development manual pages ...
Where "i" mean the package is installed and "p" means purged/not installed.
~$ man aptitude
And then i.e:
~$ sudo apt-get install manpages-es-extra
Other systems has similar functions.
It always annoys me about ubuntu that I have to go searching around for the man pages and info pages to load. Fedora installs docs by default. At least they seem to be looking at it: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/10240/