On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 08:16:30PM +0800, Stephen Liu wrote: > What do these numbers (5) and (8) referring to. Page > number?
Section of the user manual, where (1) is user commands, (2) is system calls, (3) is C api, (4) is kernel devices, (5) is configuration file formats, (6) and (7) are not commonly used, and I can't remember exactly what they mean and finally (8) is system management commands. Usually I just use this to indicate a man page: so if I talk about sshd_config(5), you can pretty much just type: % man sshd_config and see what I'm on about. Sometimes the number is significant: to see the chown(2) man page you have to type: % man 2 chown because plain 'man chown' gets you the chown(8) man page. Cheers, Matthew PS. Actually (6) is games, and (7) is miscellaneous, as you can find out by looking at intro(6) and intro(7). -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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