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lasted updated Dec 18 2002
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>
    $ 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