This thread What do the numbers in a man page mean? answers the question of the significance of the numbers between parentheses within a man page. My question is related.
I have a local installation of a package called
ffmpeg. The build folder has the typical
lib, etc. and then the folder:
man/man1/ with the following files:
ffmpeg-bitstream-filters.1 ffmpeg-scaler.1 libavdevice.3 ffmpeg-codecs.1 ffmpeg-utils.1 libavfilter.3 ffmpeg-devices.1 ffmpeg.1 libavformat.3 ffmpeg-filters.1 ffplay.1 libavutil.3 ffmpeg-formats.1 ffprobe.1 libswresample.3 ffmpeg-protocols.1 ffserver.1 libswscale.3 ffmpeg-resampler.1 libavcodec.3
My questions are:
- Why is there a subfolder under
man1? Why not just in
man? And why the suffix
- Which path should I add to
MANPATH? The one pointing to
- What do the suffices in the files above mean? Are they the same numbers within parentheses described in the thread I mentioned above?