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The problem has been resolved by re-installing the "net-tools" package. The possible cause of such issue might be a skewed previous installation. $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall net-tools P.S.: At the time during my research for solutions on this issue, I found that I need to know which package the command belongs to. Here is how you do it: $ dpkg -S ...


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Check the man for other commands. If you face the same problem with all the commands then the reason is that the $MANPATH might not be correctly set. Please set the $MANPATH by export $MANPATH=/path/to/man For example: export $MANPATH=/usr/local/man:/usr/local/share/man:/usr/share/man


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Using Pear Get an list of software available using pear pear remote-list Install a package pear install <package_name> List of package that already installed pear list List files belonging to an installed package pear list-files <package_name> Uninstall a PEAR package pear uninstall <package_name> Upgrade PEAR installer (needed for ...


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If the package pkg1 depends on the package pkg2 and you install pkg1 then the package manager will automatically install pkg2 to satisfy this dependency. If you later remove pkg1 again, the package manager will not automatically remove pkg2. apt-get autoremove will remove packages like pkg2 that got installed not because you asked for it but because you ...


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A dependency is a package required by another package to complete its own functionality. There are two popular packaging mechanisms: debian RPM Both these mechanisms use the concept of dependencies. Ubuntu uses debian packaging. If A and B are two packages and A is a dependency for B, satisfying dependency means installing the version of package A as ...


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Documentation wiki on documentation In regard with Ubuntu, docs are located in /usr/share/*/doc. They can contain almost anything (html, txt, css ,png) the developers(or documentors) seem appropriate. Examples are licenses, tutorials, examples etc. Info Wiki on Texinfo GNU textinfo page manpage for the info command This command is ...


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You can install manual pages about using a POSIX system for development as, sudo apt-get install manpages-posix-dev It will provide man pages for shell builtins. $ type cd cd is a shell builtin Now try, $ man cd CD(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual CD(P) NAME cd - change the working directory SYNOPSIS cd ...


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This solution works perfectly well but is a bit of a joke as well because the first thing I thought when I read your question was 'Who still literally uses man from the command line? Doesn't everyone just Google the man page they want (so that they get fancy things like unlimited scrolling)?'. Then I realized that the sites I Google usually all have both ...


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man bash-builtins This contains help snippets for the builtin commands, albeit in a slightly more condensed format than the help equivalent.


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The help command when is used with -m option can display information about builtin commands in pseudo-manpage format. For example: help -m cd | less will display information about cd command in a format almost exactly like in a manual page. Starting from this command you can wrap man command in one function in your .bashrc file as follow: man () { ...



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