Display information from the on-line reference manuals.
subject is usually the name of a command from Section 1
of the on-line manuals, unless you specify an optional
section from 1 to 8. If you don't specify a
you must supply either a keyword (for -k)
or a file (for -f). No options except -M can be used
with -k or -f.
The MANPATH environment variable defines the directory
in which man searches for information (default is
/usr/share/man). PAGER defines how output is sent
to the screen (default is more -s).
Note: In Solaris 2.0,
section must be preceded by -s.
Pipe output through cat instead of more -s.
Show all pages matching
subject. Solaris 2.0 only.
Debug; evaluate the man command but don't execute. Solaris 2.0 only.
Search MANPATH directories, not windex database. Solaris 2.0 only.
Display a one-line summary of one or more reference
Same as whatis.
Display any header line that contains one of the
keywords. Same as apropos.
Like -a, but only list the pages. Solaris 2.0 only.
Search for on-line descriptions in directory
path instead of
default directory. -M overrides MANPATH.
Reformat but don't display manual page. Same as - -t. Solaris 2.0 only.
Format the manual pages with troff.
Display information using macro package
mac instead of
Save documentation on the mv command (strip backspaces):
man mv | col -b > Move.doc
Display commands related to linking and compiling:
man -k link compile | more
Display a summary of all intro files:
man -f intro
Look up the page for nice, as well as the intro page from Section 3M:
man nice 3m introIn SVR4
man nice -s 3m introIn Solaris 2.0