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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Unix manual page man man page Unix man page (Or "man page") A part of Unix's extensive on-line documentation. To read a manual page from the Unix command line, type: man [-s
] e.g. "man ftp" (the section number can usually be omitted). Pages are traditionally referred to using the notation "page(section)", e.g. ftp(1). Under SunOS (which is fairly typical), Section 1 covers commands, 2 system calls, 3 C library routines, 4 devices and networks, 5 file formats, 6 games and demos, 7 miscellaneous, 8 system administration. Each section has an introduction which can be obtained with, e.g., "man 2 intro". Manual pages are stored as nroff source files. Formatted versions are also usually cached. Man pages for most versions of Unix are available on-line in HTML. Unix manual page: man(1). Linux man pages (http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/). Solaris man pages (http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/coll/40.10). (2010-01-19)