[Om2008.9] man pages??? && killing events/0

Alex Osborne ato at meshy.org
Mon Oct 20 09:45:26 CEST 2008

Matthias Apitz wrote:

>>> $ man proc
>> By the way, if you don't have them locally:
>> http://www.google.com/search?q=proc+manpage
> Don't you think that this answer is too simple? 

I thought it was dead easy.  Why, what sort of hoops do you prefer to
jump through to find a man page? ;-)  Second Google result:


> I have a lot of Unix
> systems sitting around me, I'm just typing these lines into one, a
> FreeBSD 7.0. I was asking for the man pages matching exactly the Linux
> derivate which is installed in the FR;

Well of course it's going to be different on FreeBSD -- different kernel
-- but the location of the CPU time in /proc is going to be the same as
any other system running the Linux kernel (well at least any that's not
completely ancient anyway).  So the simplest option, as I was suggesting
is just to consult the proc manpage on any random Linux PC and if you
don't have a Linux box handy then Google it, as people have put most of
the man pages online.

> for example where is the man page
> of 'dropbear'?


First result:



Seriously though, if you must have the absolute exact same version for
some reason and don't have a Linux box, just grab the source tarball:

wget http://downloads.openmoko.org/sources/dropbear-0.51.tar.bz2
tar -jxvf dropbear-0.51.tar.bz2
cd dropbear-0.51
man ./dropbear.8

Usually manpages aren't installed on embedded systems in the interests
of saving space.

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