I try to view all the commands in man page 8 using terminal by this code man man 8, but it only shows man(1).

So I tried another method man 8 man but it says No manual entry for man in section 8 See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available.

How can I view all commands in man page 8?


I believe that this will get you a list of every man page in section 8:

apropos -s 8 . | less

The option -s 8 restricts the search to section 8. Since the specified regex . matches anything, this should produce all the pages.

  • "apropos -s 8 . | less" here dot(.) worked fine .but i checked another method "man 8 ." it shows "No manual entry for . in section 8" Why dot worked man – SuperKrish May 28 '16 at 7:28
  • @P.G.Krish apropos and man are two different commands. man expects a command name as an argument. By contrast, apropos expects a regular expression as an argument. – John1024 May 28 '16 at 7:31

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