Displays information from the online reference manuals. man locates and prints the named
title from the designated reference
Show all pages matching title.
filename as the config file, instead of /usr/share/misc/man.conf.
Display debugging information. Suppress actual printing of manpages.
Same as whatis command.
Print help and exit.
Same as apropos command.
systems should be a comma-separated list.
Search for manpages in
path. Ignore -m option.
Preprocess manpages with
preprocessors before turning them over to nroff, troff, or groff. Always runs soelim first.
Select paging program
pager to display the entry.
Define colon-separated list of
sections to search.
Format the manpage with troff.
Print pathnames of entries on standard output.
Manpages are divided into sections, depending on their intended audience:
Executable programs or shell commands.
System calls (functions provided by the kernel).
Library calls (functions within system libraries).
Special files (usually found in /dev).
File formats and conventions.
Macro packages and conventions.
System administration commands (usually only for a privileged user).
Kernel routines (nonstandard).