MAN(1) MAN(1) NAME man - print sections of this manual SYNOPSIS man [ option ... ] [ chapter ] title ... DESCRIPTION Man locates and prints the section of this manual named title in the specified chapter. (In this context, the word `page' is often used as a synonym for `section'.) The title is entered in lower case. The chapter number does not have a letter suffix. If no chapter is specified, the whole man- ual is searched for title and all occurrences of it are printed. Options and their meanings are: -q Copy an already formatted manual section to the termi- nal or, if none is available, act as -n. If the stan- dard output is a terminal, underline(1) the output. This is the default option. -t Place typesetting instructions on the standard output using troff(1). -n Print the section on the standard output using nroff. -w Print the path names of the manual sections, but do not print the sections themselves. Further options, e.g. to specify the kind of terminal you have, are passed on to troff(1) or nroff. Options and chapter may be changed before each title. EXAMPLE man man reproduces this section as well as any other sections named man that may exist in other chapters of the man- ual, e.g. man(7). FILES /usr/man/man?/* /usr/spool/man/* SEE ALSO troff(1), eqn(1), tc(1), man(7) BUGS The manual was intended to be typeset; some detail is sacri- ficed on terminals. MAN(1) MAN(1) You can't ask for manual pages named 1 through 9. Certain manual pages (those that need eqn ) terminate the output under option -t, causing any following pages to be lost.