Package man-db

Tools for searching and reading man pages

The man-db package includes five tools for browsing man-pages:
man, whatis, apropos, manpath and lexgrog. man formats and displays
manual pages. whatis searches the manual page names. apropos searches the
manual page names and descriptions. manpath determines search path
for manual pages. lexgrog directly reads header information in
manual pages.

Version: 2.12.0

General Commands search the manual page names and descriptions
lexgrog parse header information in man pages
man-recode convert manual pages to another encoding an interface to the system reference manuals
manconv convert manual page from one encoding to another
manpath determine search path for manual pages display one-line manual page descriptions

File Formats

manpath format of the /etc/man_db.conf file

System Administration

accessdb dumps the content of a man-db database in a human readable format
catman create or update the pre-formatted manual pages
mandb create or update the manual page index caches