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Re: The imperfect beauty of NetBSD
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 5:00 AM, Iain Hibbert <plunky%rya-online.net@localhost>
> 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).
GNU man expects a section list with -S and uses no flag for a specific
section when looking up a page. I has been silently accepting -s for
a while, however.
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