Ubuntu – How to see all available `man` manuals


How do I tell man to show me a list of all the 'manuals' installed on my Ubuntu 10.10 system?

Also, is there a specific directory where the manual pages are installed?

Best Answer

To see the most MACHO man page ever created use man man which will show you the man help for men!

To see all the man pages available in Ubuntu use man -k . NOTE - man -k * will also work but man -k . is not the same as man -k * They both show all manuals BUT * will show some additional things or nothing depending if you run * inside an empty directory or inside one that has at least 1 file.

-k is equal to apropos which searches for all manual pages and their description. the DOT symbol is for ALL in this case. It is the same as apropos .

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