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Recognize the different sections of the manual
Recognize what type of information is found in each section of the manual. In addition, be able to specify a specific section of the manual, ask to see all sections of the manual, and do a search query within the manual.
The BSD system provides useful and detailed documentation for most utilities, common configuration files, programming functions, and various procedures. These are known as manual (or man) pages and the manual may be read using the "man" command.
The manuals are categorized by various sections, usually by number but sometimes by letter or a word or other description. The standard categories are:
TODO: mention "macros" and "conventions" for 7?
TODO: section "n" for "new commands"??
TODO: maybe give a few examples
TODO: Search order
TODO: other sections
TODO: brief intro to nroff
TODO: brief intro to cat pages (preformatted man pages)
TODO: how to see all sections?
TODO: mention man pages in other locations like from installed packages or third-party software
specify a specific section of the manual:
see all entries for name in the manual:
see all sections of the manual:
"man -a name TODO: check this
do a search query within the manual:
"man -k name "man -k info
TODO: show difference between "ed" and "ed" as an example
man (1), intro(1) to intro(9), "/"
TODO: why "/" in this more information?