Linux Man Command Utilities

Linux Man Command Utilities

Man pages(short form for manual pages)are the documentation its pre installed with almost all Unix-like operating systems(red-hat,Debian,ubuntu.,).The man command is used to display the documents. Each page is a self-contained document.


The following section numbers of the manual followed by the types of pages they contain.

1   Executable programs or shell commands (or) User-level commands
2   System calls (functions provided by the kernel)
3   Library calls (functions within program libraries)
4   Special files (or) Devices and device drivers
5   File formats and conventions e.x:-/etc/group
6   Games
7   Miscellaneous (or) Various miscellaneous stuff – macro packages etc.(including macro packages &conventions), e.x:-man(7)
8   System administration commands (or) System maintenance and operation commands(usually only for root)
9   Kernel routines [Non standard]

To Create a PDF document for man page

syntax :-

man -t (command) | ps2pdf -> (command).pdf

example :-

man -t  mkdir | ps2pdf -> mkdir.pdf

Output :-





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