man-db 2.6.6

This Open Source project provides a manual page browser/viewer for Linux operating systems
man-db is an open source command-line software that implements the standard UNIX documentation system on Linux-based operating systems. This documentation system is accessed by users through the man command that’s available on almost all Linux distributions.

Instead of using flat-text databases, the program has been designed to use the Berkeley DB database for implementing the UNIX documentation system. It can be used to easily read man pages.

man-db is used by default in several popular GNU/Linux distributions, including, but not limited to, Arch Linux, Debian, Dragora GNU/Linux, Fedora, Gentoo, SuSE, and Ubuntu.

last updated on:
January 24th, 2014, 7:56 GMT
developed by:
Colin Watson
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Documentation


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man-db - The help message of the mandb command, as viewed from the Linux Terminal

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