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Download the kernel source code and in the source dir execute make mandocs After the man documents have been made, execute make installmandocs This will install the manual pages into /usr/local/man/man9/. Now you can view man pages by typing man <api-name>, or if you are editing in vim just press K over the API name.


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Solaris 10's default MANPATH is /usr/share/man. You can add values to it: MANPATH="/usr/share/man:/opt/sfw/man" See the man page for more information. Solaris 11's default MANPATH is derived from PATH, so you wouldn't need to set the environment variable.


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Specifically for Ubuntu, there is Yelp. It's installed by default and is by default able to display manual pages, although the invocation to do so, is not the same as that of the man command; an alias or a shell function can work around the latter point (depends on your shell). yelp 'man:exit' It will default to a section in a way I don't know. Reminder: ...


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Assuming you are using Ubuntu, apt-get install linux-manual-3.2 or similar (pick the correct version). There is also another documentation package apt-get install linux-doc but this is html.


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The content is parsed directly (see also this) from the source .c files1: In order to provide embedded, 'C' friendly, easy to maintain, but consistent and extractable documentation of the functions and data structures in the Linux kernel, the Linux kernel has adopted a consistent style for documenting functions and their parameters, and ...


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I have to give this one to my co-worker who discovered that the permissions on /tmp were incorrect: [user@host01 ~]$ ls -ld /tmp drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jul 28 18:44 /tmp And we know they should be set with 1777: [root@host01 ~]# ls -ld /tmp drwxrwxrwt 7 root root 4096 Jul 28 18:44 /tmp Found this out when I tried to run nroff. [user@host01 ~]$ nroff ...


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From a practical view, info is the most detailed of three levels of reference documentation: The three levels are increasingly detailed: --help as a common command option - a short usage summary, man - the classic man pages, a "quick reference", and info - a more detailed, GNU-speciffic manual - the full, official documentation. To illustrate the ...



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