6
votes
3answers
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Can I force `man` to do lower case sensitive matching?

When I search man pages, the search is case sensitive, but only with regard to upper case letters. E.g., x will match x and X whereas X only matches x. This is the man-db version of man, used on ...
2
votes
2answers
280 views

Case insensitive search in man pages

Is there a way to search man pages case-insensitively? Using the '/' search feature matches exact case.
13
votes
2answers
251 views

Open man page and search for string in a single command

Instead of doing man chmod and then /a+x to jump to the first section in the chmod man page that mentions a+x, I would like to know if there is a way to open the man page to a specific search string, ...
15
votes
6answers
425 views

Reading and searching long man pages

I finally got fed up when wanting to read about bash's read and it's -s option with man bash. I found the right spot eventually (around line 4500), but it was a frustrating as usual, since both /read ...
2
votes
2answers
112 views

find all commands with wh, find by part of keyword in man page

I want to find all man pages for commands that begin with wh. But I do not understand why the following keyword does not work. man -f "wh" Also if I put man chmod in man page of chmod, it ...
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votes
3answers
546 views

Full text search for man pages

apropos works great for searching manual page names and descriptions. Is there a similar command for searching the entire contents of the manual pages?