Man Man

A common question in Linux forums is the meaning of numbers when using the man command. I have not memorized the numbers and likely never will because the numbers are explained in the man man page.

The standard sections of man pages include:

  1. User Commands
  2. System Calls
  3. C Library Functions
  4. Devices and Special Files
  5. File Formats and Conventions
  6. Games et al.
  7. Miscellanea
  8. System Administration tools and Deamons

Posted: Category: Tutorial Tagged: General

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