I want to install
man in MSYS2 so I tried both
pacman -Ss man and
pacman -Fs man (as per this question), as well a couple of others like
pacman -Fs /usr/bin/man but they don't seem to give me an answer:
pacman -Ss manreturns a lot of unrelated results.
pacman -Fs manfinds
msys/xmlto 0.0.28-1which doesn't seem correct.
Still, when I do this:
$ pacman -S man resolving dependencies... looking for conflicting packages... Packages (5) gdbm-1.16-1 groff-1.22.3-1 libgdbm-1.16-1 libpipeline-1.5.0-1 man-db-2.8.3-2 Total Download Size: 2.90 MiB Total Installed Size: 15.72 MiB :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
It seems correct – I think that
man is inside the
man-db-2.8.3-2 package. How does this work? Are there "search" commands that would find
man before invoking the "sync" command?
(Note: while I'm in MSYS2 on Windows, I think the question is purely about Pacman and therefore valid on this site. I hope...)