[OpenIndiana-discuss] man pages to solaris cmds
Kevin J. Woolley
kjw at javabunny.net
Sun Dec 19 02:07:34 UTC 2010
Gah, ignore me -- I didn't see Calum's (much better) response.
On Saturday, 18 December, 2010 18:06, "Kevin J. Woolley" <kjw at javabunny.net> said:
> On Saturday, 18 December, 2010 17:04, "Harry Putnam" <reader at newsguy.com> said:
>> What is the MANPATH to the solaris cmds that there are also gnu
>> versions of.
>> /bin/ls for example
>> If I call man /bin/ls
>> I get warnings about opening a binary file, and when the man page
>> opens there is lots of guff in it like escape sequences.
> Don't supply paths to man on the command line. You just asked it to process the
> /bin/ls executable file, and the warnings are 100% correct.
> See if you have locate or slocate installed. If not, do "pkg search locate" and
> find and install the appropriate package. You will need to find and run
> "updatedb" as root to build its database if you just installed it now. Once
> you've got that installed and the database built, do "locate ls.1" or "slocate
> ls.1". That should give you a list of files with the string "ls.1" in them. It
> should then be fairly easy to look at the list and see the files you're looking
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