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Re: The imperfect beauty of NetBSD
On Fri, 8 Jan 2010, David Holland wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 12:44:07AM -0500, Alex Goncharov wrote:
> > But:
> > man -S N STRING
> > to work, and
> > man -S N -k STRING
> > not?...
> I think you're looking for man -s, which works fine. I didn't even
> know -S existed.
its a GNU thing (and, FreeBSD uses GNU man btw).
the CVS commit for our "-s" states that it follows the SysV convention,
except that you can't provide a list eg "-s 2,3". I don't know where GNU
got their inspiration from or why they used -S instead (-s is unused).
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