GNU/Linux Command – MAN

man – Format and display the ‘MAN’ual pages.

Summary:

Most of the commands are comes with a specially formatted manual file, which explains “how to use the command, option list, etc..”. ‘man’ command is used to view those manual page.  Man pages are sorted in categories, as mentioned below:
1. Executable programs / Shell commands 2. System calls 3. Library calls4. Special files 5. Config file formats and conventions6. Games 7. Miscellaneous 8. System administration commands 9. Non-standard
Examples:
$ man man -- Display the manual page of the man command $ man ls -- Display the manual page of the ls command $ man printf -- Display printf command man page. $ man 3 printf -- Display printf lib call man page. $ man resolv.conf -- Display the manual page of DNS Config file. $ man ./myman -- Display the myman page present in the local dir.  Man page location: /usr/share/man/manX
Read: man man

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