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When I run the command line:

man fork

There is a highlight line at the bottom says:

Manual page fork(2) line 52/99 (END)

But when I navigate to line 53 and up to 99, they are just blank lines. Why does Linux system save this extra lines? What's its main purpose?

Note I already asked this question here http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/16698/why-does-man-page-have-many-extra-lines. However, I believe it relates particularly to Ubuntu.

Thank you,

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Jul 15 '11 at 5:43

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That's funny, my line says Manual page fork(2) line 110/134 (END) and has no extra empty lines. –  John Jul 15 '11 at 2:20
    
@Chan I agree with John above. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04; what version are you using? –  Christopher Kyle Horton Jul 15 '11 at 4:26
    
You just waited one hour before opening this crossposting? You could have flagged the other question, to let a moderator move it here, instead of opening an exact duplicate. Why do you now believe it is a Ubuntu phenomena? –  user unknown Jul 15 '11 at 4:51
    
This doesn't seem Ubuntu related at all. From my understanding man isn't altered at all from upstream. –  Marco Ceppi Jul 15 '11 at 5:43

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