Re: writing man pages?

Subject: Re: writing man pages?
From: "Brian, Flaherty" <bflaher -at- INDCON -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 12:33:36 -0400

Toni and others:

"man" (short for "manual") pages are the online documents of the UNIX
world (the HLP files of UNIX). These pages are accessed via the UNIX
man command. For example, the following UNIX command displays the man
pages for the grep command:

man grep

which displays the online information for the UNIX grep command.

This is equivalent to the DOS help command (Example: "help find").

Not all UNIX shops have man pages installed. The standard location for
man pages is the directory /usr/share/man (but this, too, varies from


Brian Flaherty
ICS, Paramus, NJ (USA)

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