Re: manual of C library
On Thu, Jan 01, 2009 at 11:50:05AM +0900, J.H.Kim wrote:
> Hi, everyone
> I installed manpages-dev.deb to see manual page for C libray.
> But when I do "man open", the "openvt" of Linux User Manual showed up.
> How can the man page of C libary show up first?
Try specifying the manual section number, e.g., man 3 open, perhaps?
I don't have those docs installed, and on my system that shows a perl
page. From man(1):
The table below shows the section numbers of the manual followed by the
types of pages they contain.
1 Executable programs or shell commands
2 System calls (functions provided by the kernel)
3 Library calls (functions within program libraries)
4 Special files (usually found in /dev)
5 File formats and conventions eg /etc/passwd
7 Miscellaneous (including macro packages and conven-
tions), e.g. man(7), groff(7)
8 System administration commands (usually only for root)
9 Kernel routines [Non standard]