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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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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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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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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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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Is “patch --forward” broken?

I have a script that applies a patch to another file. Of course, if the script is run a second time, I do not want the patch reapplied. The patch(1) command has the --forward (or -N) flag to handle ...