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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I can't install any packages without it failing - I get an error about config.dat being locked - how can I fix this?

I had a power failure on my laptop, so I ended up crashing in the middle of a package installation. How do I fix this error? jrg@atlantis:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade --fix-missing Reading package ...
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How to find out where $MANPATH is set?

How can I find out in which configuration file the environment variable $MANPATH is set? Is there a way to backtrace the values? I am aware of that I can grep through the whole file system using find ...
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how can i get a man page for a header

Just as the title, I want to man a header like pthread.h, but it cannot be reached on Ubuntu. However, I used this feature from a computer which has Fedora as OS, but I don't know how to configure it. ...
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Why do I have man pages of commands that don't exist?

What is panel-test-applets for?? I don't know. But if I want to know I type: $ whatis panel-test-applets The answer is: panel-test-applets (1) - display installed applets I have the man page ...
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“No manual entry for pthread” - could not find man page by name

I am new to Ubuntu, wanted to code for reader-writer block in Operating System, but when I fired the command man pthread it gave me an error no manual entry for pthread. What can be done to resolve ...
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Configurating man page to work like “man xxx”

I made a application in C. I wrote a manpage for this program and it's called something like edit.1. I "compiled" groff -man -Tascii edit.1 | less Now I can start it like man ./edit.1 from the ...
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Search through a certain manpage-section in all man pages

I would like to search through subsection FILES in all man pages. I have tried man -K FILES:resolv.conf and man -K -S FILES resolv.conf in no way How can I do that?
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Why are the man pages for gvfs-commands not in Ubuntu? [closed]

These are the man pages for gvfs-cat gvfs-less gvfs-monitor-dir gvfs-move gvfs-rm gvfs-trash gvfs-copy gvfs-ls gvfs-monitor-file ...
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Man pages not finding entry

So, I'm not sure what is going on with my system (ubuntu 12.04), but my man pages do not seem to be working. I try man gcc and get the following response No manual entry for gcc See 'man 7 ...
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How to install the nginx manpage when I installed nginx from source?

I installed nginx 1.2.0 from source on ubuntu 12.04 (precise) but it says there is no manpage entry for nginx when I run man nginx. How to I install it?
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Where is the man page for the “rename.ul” command?

The man page for the command "rename.ul" has disappeared and I would like to install it, read it on-line or whatever, but it would be better to have it installed as it was before, in the good times. ...
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How to have colored manual pages in gnome-terminal

When I switched to tty I noticed manpages look different by using some color scheme. How to make it to gnome-terminal? Update: Here is a solution, I found at Unix stackExchange site.
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How to download the Official man pages from the manpages.Ubuntu.com for Offline viewing

I am talking about this Precise Man Pages. From here i want the entire available English Language Man pages as it is , so i can view them offline in the same format .Simply Browser way, which also ...
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Is there a way to package man pages with Quickly?

If there is, obviously an example would be helpful. A simple "yes" isn't sufficient for the check.
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How do I manually install the man pages for Java JDK system-wide?

I'm installing the Java JDK manually, by downloading the JDK tar archive from java.com, extracting it into /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_32 (also the OpenJDK installation location via apt), and using ...
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How best to read the man pages?

When reading man pages, a lot of extra characters are shown on screen. Which of the following commands can help to deal with this problem? grep pg more row col I think it's more but I'm not sure.
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What does man page for pmap look like on 12.04?

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 ...
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Can I get man pages without installing the corresponding packages?

Is there a way to have man pages available for commands i want without having to install the corresponding package? For example, I want to browse the man page for emacs. And I don't have emacs ...
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How do I perform full text search in man pages?

I'm aware about apropos/man -k, but they search in summaries, while I need to search entire man pages. How can I do full text searches in man pages?
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Man pages from custom location

When I build some source in custom location, i.e.: configure --prefix=$HOME/.local and then, make install..., man pages are copied in ~/.local/share/man/ but inaccessible from man command How can ...
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Finding a C struct or header in man pages?

When programming in C, I like to use man sections 2 and 3 to look up the form of system and library calls. But I also often need to look up the form of a struct that is defined in a standard library. ...
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Installation of Just Clang/LLVM Documentation?

How do I install just the documentation and man pages of Clang and LLVM? I compiled the current version from source, based on the source from the LLVM website and it works fine but since it is a local ...
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“See also” documentation referenced by man pages

I'm noticing that at the bottom of some man pages in the "See Also" section are references to documentation that aren't other man pages. For example, at the bottom of the man page for bash it ...
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How to grep whole manual?

I can do for example man cp | grep verbose to findout if cp man has word "verbose", how can I do something like (pseudo-code) man * | grep copy to find out what command to use for coping?
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How do I look up man page references with square brackets?

Sometimes man pages contain references to other information pages, for example Everyday Git[1] and gittutorial(7) are referred to in the man page for git. Those with round bracketed numbers refer to ...
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Download C++ reference

I'm learning C++ and are currently for some weeks without consistently working Internet connection. I search a (ASCII) terminal searchable & readable C++ documentation. Today I e. g. searched for ...
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How do I add a directory to MANPATH or INFOPATH?

I think I understand the instructions given in How to add a directory to my path? about adding directories to $PATH. But I don't understand how to add directories to $MANPATH or $INFOPATH. Also -- in ...
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What are the hotkeys to find the next and previous occurrence of a search term in man and info?

Let's say you wanted to search the documentation for mplayer: # man mplayer To search for "length" you would type "/length" while in man and press enter. To go to the next occurrence of "length" ...
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Ctrl+C won't close man pages

I'm setting up a Linode server, and connecting to it via SSH with PuTTY. When I bring up a man page, and don't want to go through the whole thing, I'm used to doing a Ctrl+C on the Unix boxes I've ...
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How do I decide which manpage to use on the Ubuntu Manuals site?

I've found the Ubuntu Manuals site (http://manpages.ubuntu.com) very useful for looking up manpages when I'm not at a computer with Ubuntu on it. However, I've found that sometimes the search results ...
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Strange behavior when using command line `man` [closed]

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 ...
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How to create a manpage?

I am packaging a program for ubuntu, And I am getting a lintian warning saying my binary needs a manpage. How does one go about creating a manpage for a program?
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How to see all available `man` manuals?

How do I tell man to show me a list of all the 'manuals' installed on my Ubuntu 10.10 system? Also, is there a specific directory where the manual pages are installed?
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How can I make 'man' more gui friendly?

When I type man bash it shows the info in the terminal itself. How do I tell "man" to open up the info in gedit instead? Is this possible?
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Highlight manpages syntax?

Is there a way to "colorize" manpages output? I mean - the output of for example: man command_name
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How to jump to the end of a 'man' page

When I open up the manual for a command (man wget for example) the manual can be many hundreds of lines long. How can I get: to the end of the manual quickly and back to my terminal prompt?
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In 'apt-cache depends' output, what is the meaning of Suggests, Recommends, |, <>?

I've checked the man/info page, but there is no reference to some aspects of the output fomat of apt-cache depends The man/info page tried to be helpful (in an obtuse manner); quote: "For the ...
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How can I read man pages in my native language?

How can I read man pages in my mother tongue? I'd also like to contribute some translations. Where should I go? Is there a community supported by Canonical?
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Man pages offline for e-reader?

Is there anywhere one can get a copy of Ubuntu's man pages in e-reader (preferably Kindle/mobi, epub can be handled)format?
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How can I search within a manpage?

Is there a option to search within manpages?
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What is the difference between “man” and “info” documentation?

Regarding man-pages and info help documentation: Why do two such similar sources of documentation exist? Sometimes a man-page is available and the info is not; or vice-versa. I haven't yet latched ...