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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Missing manpage for `ifconfig`

$ man ifconfig No manual entry for ifconfig See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available. $ dpkg -l | grep -i manpages ii manpages 3.54-1ubuntu1 ...
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Is there a man page for php pear from php-pear package?

I'm searching for man page documentation or alternatives for the php-pear package on Ubtunu 13.10. Concretely I'm stuck with the following issues (besides not finding the man page where I believe to ...
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Satisfy dependencies on autoremove

Based on man apt-get for autoremove we got autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for some package and that are no more needed. Can ...
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In what way are doc, info, man, help different?

What's the difference between Documentation(doc), Manuals(man), Help, and Information(info)? I've seen these four different words used across different system but mostly in Ubuntu. for the most part ...
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How to make `man` work for shell builtin commands and keywords?

I use the man command all the time when I want to get information about a specific command. But this doesn't help me too much when that specific command is a shell builtin. For example: man cd ...
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Man command does not work with yelp

When I was introduced with Ubuntu 8.04, the Yelp (Ubuntu documentation) was aware of man command: simply type man:<manpage> into the search string showed the desired man page in HTML look and ...
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graphical user interface to view man page?

Are there any tools to view man pages in a gui? I personally dislike the command line interface. It lacks easy scrolling, searching and so on. Is there any tool with some more intuitive user interface ...
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Any reason why Ubuntu's man page on crontab(5) is less informative?

Why is the man page for crontab(5) at manpages.ubuntu.com less informative than corresponding man page at linux.die.net? Compare The "sixth" field (the rest of the line) specifies the command to ...
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Keeping “info” lines visible after quitting “info”?

I have: export MANPAGER="/usr/bin/less -r -X -is" as the last line in ~/.bashrc. This allows me to keep most of a man page visible on screen after exiting man. I want to do the same when I view ...
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Open man pages in help window using terminal

While using Gnome Do, I discovered that man pages could also be opened in help window as shown in this image. What is the command to open manuals in help through terminal?
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How to launch google-chrome/chromium application shortcut in fullscreen/kiosk mode

I'm trying to boot a chrome application shortcut in full screen (kiosk mode). Launching as an application shortcut is straightforward by appending the command --app=http://website.com. But the ...
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How to redirect all manuals to files?

Just for fun, or say for sake of convenience, I decided to write out all man pages to files. Now if I have to do it one by one, I would do man package-name > filename. But I want to do some ...
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How do I make man pages open in a web browser?

How can I make manpages (from the man command) open in a web browser for easier navigation?
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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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Do man pages for the same command differ depending on source?

Apologies for the poorly worded question but when I look at the -i switch in man sed, I see: -i[SUFFIX], --in-place[=SUFFIX] edit files in place (makes backup if SUFFIX supplied) ...
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Bash built-ins with no manual entries

Why do some bash built-ins (such as dirs, pushd or help) don't have manual entries?
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Why are there different versions of a man page in the Ubuntu Manpage Repository?

Why are there two or more different versions of a manpage in http://manpages.ubuntu.com For example, looking at the manpage of at, you can find two, one that is provided by the manpages-posix package ...
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What is the difference between `man` and `man (#)`?

Just saw someone referencing man 7 regex on Stackoverflow. I tried man regex and got very similar output - there appear to be slight differences. So what is this magical number 7? Searching man 7 ...
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What do the numbers in parentheses near the commands mean? [duplicate]

In some manuals online I see numbers in parentheses following the commands, like (sshd(8), ssh_config(5), etc.). What does this mean, and why is it important to indicate/show the number?
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missing man documentation for zsh

I have a newly installed xubuntu 13.10 x64. I decided to install zsh via synaptic and make it my default shell. The installed zsh's version is: zsh 5.0.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu). The installed zsh ...
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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 look up man page references with round brackets?

I have seen How do I look up man page references with square brackets?. The questioner gives the example of gittutorial(7) and being able to access it by man 7 gittutorial. When I look at man regex, ...
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Where do I get ncurses man pages from?

I can't find the ncurses man pages even after: sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
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How do I get help on apt-get's install subcommand?

I tried with apt-get help install and apt-get install --help, but I keep getting the main apt-get help page offering scarce information on the install subcommand: install - Install new packages (pkg ...
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ubuntu man command display blank pages

Linux 3.8.0-31-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 10 20:03:44 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Hello, my manpages are blank; when I type something like man ls in my terminal it displays a blank ...
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Bash, what is command, utility, builtin, how do I distinguish

I'm running Bash scripting, but sometimes I get confused which of these commands I use belong to who. Sometimes 'Man xxx' works, sometimes doesn't, so I use '--help' or 'info', mostly one of these ...
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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 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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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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Does man command invoke less command to display manual contents?

Whenever we use man command it opens the manual corresponding to the command(if exists). Operations on it are almost same as that of the less command(like search forward using / or backward using ? or ...
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how to fix spelling mistakes in the man page

while reading the man page of duplicity I found some minor spelling mistakes. What is the easiest way to fix them, or have them fixed. PS: I'm not a programmer
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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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The “man” pages are not very well laid out or even helpful at times, alternatives?

I always thought of writing a bash utility called realman which would explain commands like in the man pages but instead of laying out the commands in alphabetical order by the options the command ...
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some man pages not found

Ubuntu 12.04... I had fedora a couple of years back and I saw the man pages for the following there... unistd.h sys/types.h standard typedefs (suffixed by "_t") etc I tried this... man unistd ...
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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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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 make man pages? [duplicate]

I know how to make commands(scripts) in Linux. I would like to know if I could make man pages for the commands?
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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 do I manually install a man page?

How do I install a man page file system-wide? For example, if I have a man page file examplecommand.1, how do I install it so that I can just type man examplecommand to view it?
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How do I install the manpage from node.js' source tarball?

I have downloaded node.js tarball from its website, and now I would like install the manpage that comes with it so that I can view it by typing: man nodejs How can I do this?
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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 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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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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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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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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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. ...