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- What do the numbers in a man page mean? 8 answers
What's the significance of the number, like the
STAT(2), seen in man pages?
man 2 stat yields a man page with
STAT(2) at the top and a description that begins,
The stat() function..., while
man stat yields a man page with
STAT(1) at the top and a description that begins,
The stat utility...
I noticed the page for
BSD General Commands Manual, while that for
BSD System Calls Manual, so maybe the number is a code for the type of command?