I wanted to redirect
mc's man page to a text file using
man mc > mc, but I accidentally executed
man mc > mc grep. What resulted was a text file named
mc containing two concatenated
mc man pages.
I then tried
man ls > 1 abc, which resulted in text file named
1 containing the
ls man page and an error message in the terminal:
No manual entry for abc.
Next I tried
man du > du ls tac. I expected three concatenated
du man pages, but what actually resulted was a text file named
du containing the man pages of
Why did each command produced the results it did?