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Usage: man [OPTION…] [SECTION] PAGE…

-C, –config-file=FILE use this user configuration file
-d, –debug emit debugging messages
-D, –default reset all options to their default values
–warnings[=WARNINGS] enable warnings from groff

Main modes of operation:
-f, –whatis equivalent to whatis
-k, –apropos equivalent to apropos
-K, –global-apropos search for text in all pages
-l, –local-file interpret PAGE argument(s) as local filename(s)
-w, –where, –path, –location
print physical location of man page(s)
-W, –where-cat, –location-cat
print physical location of cat file(s)

-c, –catman used by catman to reformat out of date cat pages
-R, –recode=ENCODING output source page encoded in ENCODING

Finding manual pages:
-L, –locale=LOCALE define the locale for this particular man search
-m, –systems=SYSTEM use manual pages from other systems
-M, –manpath=PATH set search path for manual pages to PATH

-S, -s, –sections=LIST use colon separated section list

-e, –extension=EXTENSION limit search to extension type EXTENSION

-i, –ignore-case look for pages case-insensitively (default)
-I, –match-case look for pages case-sensitively

–regex show all pages matching regex
–wildcard show all pages matching wildcard

–names-only make –regex and –wildcard match page names only,
not descriptions

-a, –all find all matching manual pages
-u, –update force a cache consistency check

–no-subpages don’t try subpages, e.g. ‘man foo bar’ => ‘man
foo-bar’

Controlling formatted output:
-P, –pager=PAGER use program PAGER to display output
-r, –prompt=STRING provide the `less’ pager with a prompt

-7, –ascii display ASCII translation of certain latin1 chars
-E, –encoding=ENCODING use selected output encoding
–no-hyphenation, –nh turn off hyphenation
–no-justification, –nj turn off justification
-p, –preprocessor=STRING STRING indicates which preprocessors to run:
e – [n]eqn, p – pic, t – tbl,
g – grap, r – refer, v – vgrind

-t, –troff use groff to format pages
-T, –troff-device[=DEVICE] use groff with selected device

-H, –html[=BROWSER] use www-browser or BROWSER to display HTML output
-X, –gxditview[=RESOLUTION] use groff and display through gxditview
(X11):
-X = -TX75, -X100 = -TX100, -X100-12 = -TX100-12
-Z, –ditroff use groff and force it to produce ditroff

-?, –help give this help list
–usage give a short usage message
-V, –version print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional
for any corresponding short options.

Report bugs to cjwatson@debian.org.