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The boot(7) manpage is provided by the man-pages project. In CentOS, this is packaged as man-pages, but a few man pages which are considered irrelevant for CentOS are excluded, including boot(7). boot(7) is considered irrelevant because it describes the System V-style boot process (using inittab and boot scripts). This does mean that CentOS (and RHEL, and ...


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That manual was removed from the CentOS man-pages package in 2014 when CentOS switched to using systemd. From the changelog at https://centos.pkgs.org/7/centos-x86_64/man-pages-3.53-5.el7.noarch.rpm.html: 2014-02-11 - Peter Schiffer - 3.53-5 - resolves: #1058101 added note about default values to the nscd.conf(5) man page - resolves: #1059829 added three ...


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When man apropos refers to “a short description”, it’s not referring to the “DESCRIPTION” section of the manpage, but to the short description which follows the command name in the “NAME” section. In objdump’s case, that’s NAME objdump - display information from object files. i.e. the short description is “display information from object files”. ...


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It's the section of the manpage that explains the use of GETRLIMIT. To read e.g. section 2 of the manpage for the command foo, type man 2 foo. From man man: man is the system's manual pager. Each page argument given to man is normally the name of a program, utility or function. The manual page associated with each of these arguments is ...


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