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Re: Manpages??

On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 02:28:34PM -0500, Ishwar Rattan wrote:
> So how do I get and install the mapges?


I had to hunt a little to figure this out:

1) dpkg --get-selections |grep man
   to figure out that the package called 'manpages' probably
   contains the already-installed manpages
2) dpkg -L manpages
   to find the files installed in 'manpages', whence I
   discovered that the files I cared about were all in
   /usr/share/man .
3) sudo apt-file update; apt-file search /usr/share/man |grep fork
   to find all the packages containing manpages matching

So there you go.

Stephen R. Laniel
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