man command, is used to display a man page . It takes the name of the manual page to display, which is usually the same as the name of a command, or a function, or a special device… By … Read More
The apropos linux command
By default, the
apropos command, searches the
mandb database, keys and values, in a case insensitive way, using regular expressions.
bind -> "- 2 2 1557252946 0 A - - gz bind a name to a socket" .. # The… Read More
The whatis linux command
whatis is used to search in a case insensitive way, the
mandb database, for the name of a command, a library function, or a system call… in order to display its description.
whatis only searches the database keys, and … Read More
What is a man page, and what are the Unix, Linux, and FreeBSD manual sections?
Historically, when unix was brought into life, and in order to explain its capabilities and features, a user manual was created.
This manual was divided into sections, each of which explained a specific topic, such as user commands, function … Read More