I am using centos 7, but it's weird that I can not get the man page for command tail. Do I miss anything ? Thanks

[zeppelin@sandbox zeppelin-zjffdu]$ man tail
No manual entry for tail
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    Are you sure you have the man package installed (It's called man-db in Arch Linux anyway)? Can you do man man? How about man 1 tail?
    – airhuff
    Feb 17 '17 at 3:08

Check if you have the man packages installed:

yum list man-pages man-db

If you get no output, then you can install them with:

yum install man-pages man-db

The test with man tail


Not sure why Centos would not be showing it but here it is online: http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/tail.1.html


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