I like read man pages offline instead of search manual on the web. I saw some commands does't have man pages on the machine but exist on internet. For exampe there is no man pace of the xrdb command but exist on linux.die.net.

How can I download all man pages for read offline in man page format(not html or pdf etc)?

  • Are you sure that man page is missing? It is included in the package according to arch's repo, if you've installed xrdb, you should also have its man page.
    – terdon
    Commented Jan 22, 2014 at 14:49
  • What is in your $MANPATH and are there man pages installed under those directories?
    – casey
    Commented Jan 22, 2014 at 15:57

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Several sources:

These are just a few ;)


Depending on your distribution you can download -doc packages (i.e. you can install xrdb-doc)

  • I am using Arch, there is no package named with *-doc. Commented Jan 22, 2014 at 13:52

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