A manpage is a piece of documentation (not just a single page) that comes with most programs installed on Ubuntu.This is invoked with the name of a program to call up a help manual with various sections detailing the operation of the program.

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Why arn't there man pages for disown or other Ubuntu commands?

phatez@phatez-laptop:~$ help GNU bash, version 4.3.46(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) These shell commands are defined internally. Type `help' to see this list. Type `help name' to find out more ...
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What to do when mandb fails to update index cache during update?

I ran a dist-upgrade today and this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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How do I edit a manpage?

I want to know if a manpage can be edited. If yes how? (If possible by changing in gedit). P.S.- I want to know if a manpage already written can be edited (just for fun).
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Meaning of curly Braces in Manpages

I looked here help.ubuntu.com (and on the german ubuntu-user wiki) but couldnt find an answer. I dont know what they mean e.g. in the manpage of mpstat: SYNOPSIS mpstat [ -A ] [ -u ] [ -V ] [ -...
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How do I install missing manpages in a chroot running in Ubuntu Touch?

I am on the new Ubuntu tablet from bq, in a terminal, running in a chroot jail. I have installed man-db, manpages, manpages-dev, and even ubuntu-docs. But while man man works, or man gpp or other ...
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How to view the all command in man page 8

I try to view all the commands in man page 8 using terminal by this code man man 8, but it only shows man(1). So I tried another method man 8 man but it says No manual entry for man in section 8 See '...
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Full man pages index [duplicate]

Is there an index of all the man pages that exist? I know I should not want to learn them all, but I would like to at least take a snapshot view of each of all the man pages that exist. I am a ...
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How can I view man pages for apps installed via snaps?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and tried to install a few apps using the new snap packages. The installation of those packages goes easy, but when I try to do man <package> I ...
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how to get single-page display with GNU info

GNU Info added hyperlinks to man, but it apparently took away the ability to see everything on one continuous page. I'm wondering - what was the rationale for that decision? Is there a way to ...
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Sentinella autostart

I recently installed "Sentinella" Calling it up and choosing some "if" and "then" options followed by "start" in the GUI application works fine . Will shutdown after x min of x% activity. Put the ...
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How to get info pages

Using info info opens the man page for info. From what I've search there doesn't seem to be anything to download. How do I get the info pages instead?
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Why is there no “purge” command in apt's manpage

CLI for apt. Basic commands: list - list packages based on package names search - search in package descriptions show - show package details - ...
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How to set the manpages language to Chinese

I have installed "manpages-zh" and change every path "/usr/share/man" which are in the config file "/etc/manpath.config" to "/usr/share/man/zh_TW" , but lots of manpages are gone, I can't find them ...
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manpages fails to update

I run apt-get update and all the other packages update fine, but manpages fails with this error The following packages will be upgraded: manpages 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 ...
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Filter for a specific paragraph in man pages [duplicate]

I want to know how to filter for a specific paragraphs in the man pages. Until now I've been filtering for options like so: man rm | grep '\-r' But when I type man cp | grep '\-r' or man cp | ...
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Does skype still have a man page?

Skype used to have a man page. Now, I just get: thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ man skype No manual entry for skype See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available. thufir@...
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How do I search for `!` (exclamation mark) in a manual page?

I want to get the explanation for ! option (which means exclude) in find command in the man find. And then I press / and shift + 1 , a Non-match popped out, instead of ! So my question is how to ...
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How to search for all the man files that contain certain keyword?

I want to learn how to search for a file by giving the content within it as a parameter. I can then apply the solution to search for commands contributed by Richard Stallman (through man pages).
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problems with man pages

after trying to install man pages in italian language I get this error: man ls man: can't resolve /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz: No such file or directory No manual entry for ls See 'man 7 undocumented'...
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What is the use of the Grave/Backtick ( ` ) character in man pages?

This askubuntu question identifies/locates the " ` " key on the keyboard, and discusses its use in window switching. This question addresses the use of backticks for the shell. However, why is the ...
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Are any other systems' manpages available on Ubuntu?

The manpage of man mentions a curious option: -m system[,...], --systems=system[,...] If this system has access to other operating system's manual pages, they can be accessed using ...
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How can I browse view missing manpages from the command line?

http://manpages.ubuntu.com is a great resource for viewing manpages not installed in the system. However, it uses some weird programming to redirect short URLs like http://manpages.ubuntu.com/ls.1 to ...
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Installing the manual for getxattr

This is probably an easy one but I could not figure out. On my Fedora, I get the man page when I type man getxattr. However, on my ubuntu 12.04, I get No manual entry for getxattr. Here are the ...
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How do I sort the output of “ls” by last modified - including the date?

So the output would be either: Most recent at the top OR most recent at the bottom - giving the times when the contents of the working directory were modified? Apparently, ls -t is supposed to give ...
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/var/cache/man/fsstnd gets deleted in every boot

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 platform. Whenever I install a package with sudo apt-get install <package> I get Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ... /usr/bin/mandb: can't ...
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Online Ubuntu man pages only showing i386?

I visited http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/wily/en/man1/conky.1.html to see which version of conky was available for that release. Why is only i386 shown? Even when I viewed any of the older ...
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Downloading Entirety of Lubuntu/Ubuntu Man-pages?

I know about this page which is almost exactly what I want. Unfortunately, it is not current. What I would like to do is to have the entirety of the Ubuntu man-pages in a nice, easy to read, PDF ...
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How to get a manpage for software without installing it [duplicate]

I want to read the manpage for the application cutechess, however I do not want to install it, so is there any way to get and read a manpage for a package without installing it? That is through the ...
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Ubuntu Touch Manpages

I have installed the terminal app on a Meizu Mx4 Ubuntu Edition and I am surprised than the man command is not installed by default. After remounting / as rw, I used sudo apt-get install man-db but I ...
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help needed understaning ls format meaning

I hit l this evening while compiling some things, and got some unexpected output. $ l l3* lesson03.cpp lesson03.o look.png readme.txt so then I looked at alias: which lists l as: alias l='ls -F'...
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How to change manpage pager

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 and my current default pager for man is less (I think), but I would like to change it to something else like more, does anyone know how this could be ...
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Why does man -P behave differently when the output is redirected or piped?

man -P whoami ls This command will output user's name, just like whoami. But when you use pipe to redirect it to a file or to your screen like man -P whoami ls | cat or man -P whoami ls > file, ...
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How to search through a man page?

I often want to search through a man page, however I am forced to either do: man <package> | grep <search> Or: man <package> > file.txt But there must be an easier way than ...
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Where can I see beatifully formated online man pages? [duplicate]

I find the terminal man pages hard to read. I tried some online versions, but all cases I've seen are also hard to read because of poor formatting. Do you know where can I read modern, beautifully ...
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How to read command example syntax in synopsis sections of MAN pages?

I am trying to get better about using documentation to understand command syntax but I realized I don't fully understand the symbols used which show all the options and parameters that can be passed ...
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Missing man page of Clang

I installed Clang 3.6 following the instructions here (the latest version in Ubuntu repository is 3.5): # to retrieve the archive signature wget -O - http://llvm.org/apt/llvm-snapshot.gpg.key|sudo ...
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What do numbers between parentheses in bash man pages mean: bash(1), ssh_config(5), sshd(8),

Most of bash commands have an help manual which can be opened in the command line by using the command man: man bash man ssh_config man sshd On the first line of every man page for a command, we ...
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How to edit tsql man pages?

I've done some Googling and searched on askubuntu and haven't found my answer yet. I'd like to make some minor edits to the tsql man pages on my system only, to clarify things. I've found the man page ...
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Where is the man page for “pthread_mutexattr_getrobust”?

I can't find the manual page for pthread_mutexattr_getrobust.
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Removing man pages on Ubuntu Docker installation

I am trying to reduce the footprint of my Ubuntu docker image. Given that there is very little use for the man files and I deleted them, committed the image and then tried to use it. AFAICT it did no ...
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How to disable updating man page even I update/upgrade the package itself

For personal use I want to edit some man pages in my system, including adding some notes and removing many unneeded lines. So my question is how to establish that? Back to my question What is the ...
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What is the default PAGER used by man pages?

What is the default PAGER used by man pages. I,e what is the program runs the man pages? It look some like more or less. I'm sure it's not more since more doesn't support reverse backward.
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Where are commands `fg`, `bg` and `jobs` installed? [duplicate]

fg, bg and jobs are used for job management. And for some reason (maybe it's just me), I'm not able to find where their binaries are nor their manpages (whereis prints no information). which gives no ...
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Where are docker man pages?

I'm desperately searching for a .deb package with docker man pages. Any idea? I have stable 14.04. Just to be clear, I'm asking for the man pages for https://www.docker.com/ thx
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How to read package description or man page without installing?

How can I get information about a package before installing it, from the terminal? I mean something like man pages, but accessible even before the package is installed.
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man, info pages for a specific flag [duplicate]

The man and info pages can be rather long. I only want information about a specific flag for a command. Example: man ls -a should return information about the a flag for the ls command, maybe ...
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How to get help on a specific option of a command [duplicate]

I guess the title says it all. I know I can get help on a specific command, for example wget, like this: wget --help But how can I get help on some specific option of that command? For example, I ...
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How to update unshare package (unrecognized option '--fork')?

I'm facing to an issue. I'm on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The execution of a program fails with the error: unshare: unrecognized option '--fork' I found on the web two man pages for 'unshare' package: ...
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How to find manpage package corresponding to a specific executable?

After installing Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop 64-bit from scratch on a laptop, I tried to fix the installer bug whereby the locales are not set up properly by default. I then found a possible fix to that ...
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I need regex(7)'s manual, but man command shows regex(3)'s manual

I understand there are many manuals (which are displayed by man command) in Ubuntu that has same names and are distinguished by a number. For example there is regex(3) and regex(7). If I type man ...