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    Default No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Am i stupid or is there no manual page for section 7 for man in opensuse 11.3? i need this right now. i have to do an exercise saying i should use man (7) to make a manpage for a created program.

    does anybody know where i find this man pages? are they in extra package or what?

    thx

    greetings l1zard

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Hello l1zard,

    Quote Originally Posted by l1zard
    Am i stupid or is there no manual page for section 7 for man in opensuse 11.3? i need this right now. i have to do an exercise saying i should use man (7) to make a manpage for a created program.

    does anybody know where i find this man pages? are they in extra package or what?
    To read man (7) you need to enter these commands:
    Code:
    man man
    You'll get something like this:
    Code:
    Man: find all matching manual pages
     * man (1)
       man (7)
       man (1p)
    Man: What manual page do you want?
    Man:
    Enter 7 and press enter.

    Good luck!
    Where did I put my coffee cup?
    dir -R /home/* | grep "coffee cup"

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Yeah i knew that. i am not that stupid

    i know how to read manpages. but when i enter man man i get something like this:

    Code:
    matthias@tln08:~/Downloads/SyntaxHighlighting> man man
    Man: find all matching manual pages (set MAN_POSIXLY_CORRECT to avoid this)
     * man (1)
       man (1+)
    Man: Welche Manual-Seite wollen Sie haben?
    Man:

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Hello l1zard,

    Quote Originally Posted by l1zard
    Yeah i knew that. i am not that stupid

    i know how to read manpages. but when i enter man man i get something like this:
    Make sure you've got the package man-pages installed.

    Good luck!
    Where did I put my coffee cup?
    dir -R /home/* | grep "coffee cup"

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by l1zard View Post
    Yeah i knew that. i am not that stupid

    i know how to read manpages. but when i enter man man i get something like this:

    Code:
    matthias@tln08:~/Downloads/SyntaxHighlighting> man man
    Man: find all matching manual pages (set MAN_POSIXLY_CORRECT to avoid this)
     * man (1)
       man (1+)
    Man: Welche Manual-Seite wollen Sie haben?
    Man:
    Yeah and forget to mention that ls /usr/share/man/man7 does not list a manual page for man.

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    ok got it now. thx. but why is this not installed by default anyway?

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    Hello l1zard,

    Quote Originally Posted by l1zard
    ok got it now. thx. but why is this not installed by default anyway?
    I don't know why it isn't installed by default.
    I thought it was installed by default in 11.2.

    Good luck!
    Where did I put my coffee cup?
    dir -R /home/* | grep "coffee cup"

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by l1zard View Post
    Am i stupid or is there no manual page for section 7 for man in opensuse 11.3? i need this right now. i have to do an exercise saying i should use man (7) to make a manpage for a created program.

    does anybody know where i find this man pages? are they in extra package or what?

    thx

    greetings l1zard
    Code:
    $ rpm -qf /usr/share/man/man7/man*
    man-pages-3.23-2.2.noarch
    man-pages-3.23-2.2.noarch
    So make sure you have that package installed.

    Also you can request a specific section on the command line and skip the prompt:

    Code:
    man 7 man

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    [CODE]
    Also you can request a specific section on the command line and skip the prompt:

    Code:
    man 7 man
    thx but i already knew that as i told before.

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    Default Re: No Manual Pages for man 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by l1zard View Post
    thx but i already knew that as i told before.
    Did you tell us? I don't see any evidence of it in your postings above. I guess some aliens went and removed some words that you posted to make you look bad.

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