Linux Manpages (Manual Pages)

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Manpage sections

The Linux manpages project documents the Linux kernel and C library interfaces that are employed by user-space programs. With respect to the C library, the primary focus is the GNU C library (glibc), although, where known, documentation of variations in other C libraries available for Linux is also included. The project provides manual pages in the following sections:

Manpages Sorted by category
Section 0p Header files (POSIX)
Section 1 Executable programs or shell commands (introduction)
Section 1p Executable programs or shell commands (POSIX)
Section 2 System calls (introduction)
Section 3 Library calls (introduction)
Section 3p Perl Modules
Section 4 Special files (introduction)
Section 5 File formats and conventions (introduction)
Section 6 Games (introduction)
Section 7 Miscellaneous (introduction)
Section 8 System administration commands (introduction)

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How to view manpages on Linux

Manpages are typically viewed in a terminal. To view the manpage for any program, you should enter the following command:

man name-of-program

Manpages in Org format

The manpages found on the man-org directory were converted from the standard manpage format (Troff) into a much more user-friendly format (Org). The complete man-org database is freely available for anyone to download and/or install. The source code for man-org, and everything else on this site, can be found in this GitLab repo, and contributions to the project are welcome.

Author: dt

Created: 2022-02-24 Thu 14:42