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I was trying to find out information about pmap this morning, and ran man pmap... the man page gives me the options for launching pmap, but tells me nothing about how to interpret what I see on the screen when I've run the program. I would like to report this as a bug in Launchpad, but I want to know if this has been fixed in a newer version of Ubuntu.

I'm running 10.04. Here's what I get:

NAME
       pmap - report memory map of a process

SYNOPSIS
       pmap [-x|-d] [-q] pid  ...
       pmap -V

DESCRIPTION 
       The pmap command reports the memory map of a process or processes.

GENERAL OPTIONS        
       -x   extended       Show the extended format.
       -d   device         Show the device format.
       -q   quiet          Do not display some header/footer lines.
       -V   show version   Displays version of program.

SEE ALSO
       ps(1), pgrep(1)

STANDARDS
       No  standards apply, but pmap looks an awful lot like a SunOS com‐
       mand.

AUTHOR
       Albert Cahalan <albert@users.sf.net> wrote pmap in  2002,  and  is
       the  current  maintainer of the procps collection. Please send bug
       reports to <procps-feedback@lists.sf.net>.

Linux                        October 26, 2002                     PMAP(1)

Can someone run this on a more modern Ubuntu, and see if the man pages have been updated in the last couple of years? (I'm guessing not... the previous revision was in 2002, but I still like to cover my bases)

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All manpages are also hosted in browser friendly html on the Ubuntu servers. You can access them from:

Ubuntu Manpage Repository

There also is a custom search field to find specific manpages. This will eventually lead you to the manpage for pmap in 12.04 LTS.

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I have 12.04. Here is the man page, it seems the same:

PMAP(1)                                                                                                   Linux User's Manual                                                                                                   PMAP(1)



NAME
       pmap - report memory map of a process


SYNOPSIS
       pmap [-x|-d] [-q] pid  ...
       pmap -V


DESCRIPTION
       The pmap command reports the memory map of a process or processes.


GENERAL OPTIONS
       -x   extended       Show the extended format.
       -d   device         Show the device format.
       -q   quiet          Do not display some header/footer lines.
       -V   show version   Displays version of program.


SEE ALSO
       ps(1), pgrep(1)


STANDARDS
       No standards apply, but pmap looks an awful lot like a SunOS command.


AUTHOR
       Albert Cahalan <albert@users.sf.net> wrote pmap in 2002, and is the current maintainer of the procps collection. Please send bug reports to <procps-feedback@lists.sf.net>.



Linux                                                                                                       October 26, 2002                                                                                                    PMAP(1) 
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