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  1. MustangV10

    MustangV10 New Member

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    Am I missing something? I used to use 'man' sometimes in SSH to look at manuals of different commands, however now the command isn't working, just displays it as not found.

    Any ideas?

  2. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Red Hat based: yum install man-pages
    Debian: apt-get install man-pages

    It's just not installed it looks like.
  3. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Some Slackware-based systems - slapt-get --install man-pages
    slapt-get works on all Slackware-based systems and works like Debian's apt-get. http://software.jaos.org/

    Arch - pacman -S man-pages
  4. lobo

    lobo Active Member

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    In debian the package "manpages" contains some standard man entries. There is no such package as "man-pages". /usr/bin/man itself is part of the man-db package.

    In slackware, /usr/bin/man is part of the man package and the standard man entries are in the man-pages package.

    All other man page entries are usually part of their respective packages.
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  5. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    Do you mean you're using SSH to get to a Linux machine?
    Which Linux distro?
    Are you sure you're asking man for information it has? Many commands have no man entry.
  6. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    This is an old post (Nov. 2011). I doubt you will get an answer. I wanted to include information on installing "man-pages" on other systems.

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