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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To see the most MACHO man page ever created use
man man which will show you the man help for men!
To see all the man pages available in Ubuntu use
man -k .
man -k * will also work but
man -k . is not the same as
man -k * They both show all manuals BUT * will show some additional things or nothing depending if you run * inside an empty directory or inside one that has at least 1 file.
-k is equal to
apropos which searches for all manual pages and their description. the DOT symbol is for ALL in this case. It is the same as