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Author Topic: man pages  (Read 1375 times)

reb

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man pages
« on: November 02, 2007, 08:48:54 am »

ok, I'm very new with VL, like, "hold my hand".  In an effort to get a hold on the fstab, I tried to go to /man/man5/fstab.5.gz (I'm not sure of the .5. is correct.  can't remember, but the file that comes up is complete gibberish.  To me it looks like some strange machine language or something.

What am I doing incorrectly?  Oh btw, this is probably the 1st of many questions before I get VL working the way I would like it.

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uelsk8s

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Re: man pages
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 08:50:53 am »

to read the fstab man page you simply type "man fstab" in a terminal
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Re: man pages
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 09:07:53 am »

Thanks.  I don't understand why I always seem to do things the difficult way.

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Re: man pages
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 11:58:28 am »

Thanks.  I don't understand why I always seem to do things the difficult way.

If you insist on viewing man pages the difficult way, use:

zcat /usr/man/man5/fstab.5.gz | gtbl | nroff -mandoc | less -is

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Re: man pages
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 01:48:18 pm »

Thanks.  I don't understand why I always seem to do things the difficult way.

If you insist on viewing man pages the difficult way, use:

zcat /usr/man/man5/fstab.5.gz | gtbl | nroff -mandoc | less -is

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