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MAN(1)                      General Commands Manual                     MAN(1)



NAME
       man - print sections of this manual

SYNOPSIS
       man [ option ... ] [ chapter ] title ...

DESCRIPTION
       Man  locates  and  prints the section of this manual named title in the
       specified chapter.  (In this context, the word `page' is often used  as
       a  synonym  for  `section'.)   The title is entered in lower case.  The
       chapter number does not need a letter suffix.  If no chapter is  speci-
       fied,  the whole manual is searched for title and all occurrences of it
       are printed.

       Options and their meanings are:

       -t     Phototypeset the section using troff(1).

       -n     Print the section on the standard output using nroff(1).

       -k     Display the output on a Tektronix 4014 terminal  using  troff(1)
              and tc(1).

       -e     Appended  or prefixed to any of the above causes the manual sec-
              tion to be preprocessed by neqn or eqn(1); -e alone means -te.

       -w     Print the path names of the manual sections, but  do  not  print
              the sections themselves.

       (default)
              Copy an already formatted manual section to the terminal, or, if
              none is available, act as -n.  It may be necessary to use a fil-
              ter  to adapt the output to the particular terminal's character-
              istics.

       Further options, e.g. to specify the kind of  terminal  you  have,  are
       passed  on  to  troff(1)  or nroff.  Options and chapter may be changed
       before each title.

       For example:

              man man

       would reproduce this section, as well as any other sections  named  man
       that may exist in other chapters of the manual, e.g.  man(7).

FILES
       /usr/man/man?/*
       /usr/man/cat?/*

SEE ALSO
       nroff(1), eqn(1), tc(1), man(7)

BUGS
       The  manual  is supposed to be reproducible either on a phototypesetter
       or on a terminal.  However, on a terminal some information is necessar-
       ily lost.



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