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NAME

man - display system documentation

SYNOPSIS

man [ options ] [section] name

DESCRIPTION

man locates and outputs the on-line reference manual for name.

If a section is specified then only that particular section is searched. The list of valid sections are any single digit and the letter n. If no section is specified, all sections of the on-line reference manuals are searched.

OPTIONS

-b, --browser
Convert the man page to html format and display it in the default browser.
-h, --HTML
Convert the man page to html format and print it on the standard output.
-r, --pattern
Treat name as a shell pattern.
-M, --path=path
Use path as the colon-separated list of directories to search for man section/name.section manual entries. The default value is ${MANPATH:-/usr/man:/usr/local/man:/usr/share/man:/usr/addon/man:/usr/X11/man} .
-T, --macros=macros
Use groff(1) -mmacro macros for formatting. The default value is an.
-s, --section=sections
Restrict the search to the specified space-separated manual sections . The default value is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 n.
-k, --keyword=keyword
Display the manual entry summaries that contain the given keyword (not implemented yet).
-G, --groff=name
Name of groff(1) command. The default value is groff.

EXIT STATUS

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Success.
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SEE ALSO

groff(1), man2html(1), mm2html(1), troff2html(1), /usr/lib/webbrowser(1)

IMPLEMENTATION

version
man (AT&T Research) 2010-01-28
author
David Korn <dgkorn@gmail.com>
author
Glenn Fowler <glenn.s.fowler@gmail.com >
copyright
Copyright © 1997-2010 AT&T Intellectual Property
license
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/cpl1.0.txt