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Re: question about man pages in Fedora 7



At 10:22 AM -0500 9/19/07, Dave Ihnat wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 12:04:03PM -0300, Martin Marques wrote:
>> cdrecord doesn't exist, it's a link to wodim (a fork of cdrecord).
>>
>> In the case of mkisofs, it's a link to genisofs.
>
>Hmm...in cases where they do this kind of drift, they should still have a
>placekeeper man page saying "Go HERE!" for a couple of releases.

There's a way to show the new man page instead, as for some commands, `man
command` brings up some other man page; e.g., `man set` brings up a man
page titled "BASH_BUILTINS" which is actually `man 1 builtins`.  It's done
with a sort of alias file; e.g., /usr/share/man/man1/set.1.gz contains only
the line:

    .so man1/builtins.1

The contents of /usr/share/man/man1/builtings.1.gz are more exciting, as it
makes a bunch of entries in the whatis database, used also by apropos.
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