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What do the numbers in a man page mean?

such as:

The qmgr(8) daemon awaits t

what's the meaning of 8?

just don't know it.

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marked as duplicate by jw013, Shawn J. Goff, Gilles, jasonwryan, cjm Apr 12 '12 at 0:37

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Do a 'man man' to get more information. The numbers are the various topic section of man pages, 8 being System administration commands and stuff. I think this question has been answered before though.

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