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if/then/else man page

I would like to know if there is any man page documenting the construction of the most basic script commands like if/then/else, while, for each, and all the relative switches, like -eq, -e, -ge, and ...
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Where is “showing the output of the 'ls' command vertically” documented?

I found out it's possible to show the output of the ls command vertically using the -1 switch: $ ls -1 But couldn't find it in the manual of ls. Is it a secret option?
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Is there any manual about C in Linux? If any, what is it?

While I find that we can read some manuals about Library calls (C library functions) & acsii in Linux. But I still do not find any manual about C precedence order so far. So you can recommend ...
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Does `kill -p` really work?

In the man page of kill it is written as following SYNOPSIS kill [ -s signal | -p ] [ -a ] [ -- ] pid ... kill -l [ signal ] -p Specify that kill should only print the process id ...
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1answer
137 views

command --help vs man command [duplicate]

What is the difference between invoking the help using a --help key compared to invoking a "man command"? When should I choose one over another.
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1answer
188 views

unixODBC documentation / manpage?

Just wondering if there is any official documentation for unixODBC, e.g. how the configuration files have to look like and what parameters they expect? (I am using only a shell, no GUI) Even ...
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vote
1answer
147 views

How do I localize man pages for chinese?

Doing the prerequisite google search didn't turn up anything: I'm looking for a way to install and use localized chinese versions of the man pages (assuming there is some localized package somewhere). ...
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1answer
53 views

Reading the man pages in my system with hyperlinks on a browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to follow links in linux man pages? I can read man pages online, but they are not necessarily the same that I have installed on my system (i.e. for the same ...
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2answers
149 views

Differences between man pages

I often find myself reading man pages online instead of from the command line on my system. Part of the reason is because I find it easier to browse this information on a browser on the Internet than ...
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2answers
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Difference between help, info and man command

I know that these command will help to get syntax and options for commands but my question is that how they differ from each other?
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3answers
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How can I add man page entries for my own power tools?

I have no idea about how I can make my home-grown specialist scripts (written mostly in Bash and Perl) available through the man pages. What procedure would I have to follow, and is there a ...
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18answers
2k views

Tricks and tips for finding information in man pages

Does anyone have any tricks and tips for finding information in man pages?
2
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5answers
618 views

missing man pages of some commands

Typing man alias gives me No manual entry for alias The same thing goes for export and eval. At first I thought it only happens to shell built-in commands but man echo gives me the man page. ...
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3answers
190 views

Why do some commands have man pages and other commands use --help?

Wouldn't it be more consistent if one of these always worked?
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4answers
139 views

SDK for Developer

Is there any SDK for developers under Linux? I mean more than man pages, it would be more like MSDN Library or Windows SDK under windows, where all documentation about programming and developer guide ...