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Man page suite used to read GNU/Linux documentation

The man pager suite (man, apropos, and whatis) contains programs used to read most of the documentation on a GNU/ Linux system. The whatis and apropos programs are used to find documentation related to a particular subject.



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Deborah Nicholson

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9 July 2008

Leaders and contributors

Federico Lucifredi Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Ruby (Ref) (R)
Python (Ref) (R)
Ruby (Ref) (R)
Python (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,
Python (Ref) (R)
Ruby (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteglimpse


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