"SLC5X: system environment/base: man
man - A set of documentation tools: man, apropos and whatis.
||Red Hat, Inc.
The man package includes three tools for finding information and/or
documentation about your Linux system: man, apropos, and whatis. The
man system formats and displays on-line manual pages about commands or
functions on your system. Apropos searches the whatis database
(containing short descriptions of system commands) for a string.
Whatis searches its own database for a complete word.
The man package should be installed on your system because it is the
primary way to find documentation on a Linux system.
by Peter Schiffer (2012-04-18):
- resolves: #749288
missing functionality: improve makewhatis handling of symbolic links
by Ivana Hutarova Varekova (2011-03-16):
- Resolves: #558732
enable the man-page-overrides subdirectory
- Resolves: #560585
fix TMP variable name