I just did
man [ and it opened the manual.
Then I tried doing
man > but I get this error:
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
> different from
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As you have seen, the command
man > will invoke redirection rather than give you a man page for it.
> is a shell operator, you need to go to the man page for your shell, for example if you run
bash you can use
man bash and look for the section on 'REDIRECTION'. All the shell redirection operators will be listed there; they don't have their own