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lasted updated Dec 18 2002
man
manual pages


Man page types and search order (from redhat v5.2 user manual)

(1)  user commands
(8)  system commands
(2)  system calls
(3)  library calls
(4)  devices
(5)  file formats
(6)  games
(7)  miscellaneous
(9)  kernel internals
(n)  Tcl/tk commands


man <type> <command>
example:
    $ man 1 man
in Solaris:
    $ man -s1 man



Find out what is avalible for a keyword.  This searches the windex database.
man -k <keyword>

To create a windex database of the directories specified by MANPATH
catman -w



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