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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Terminology
From: Thomas Bloom <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 04:54:55 -0600
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>What is the (8) or (1) when a HOW-TO talks about lpd(8) or lpr(1)?
The (#) stands for the man page section numbers.  This is some information
taken from $>man man

 The table below shows the section numbers  of  the  manual
       followed by the types of pages they contain.

       1   Executable programs or shell commands
       2   System calls (functions provided by the kernel)
       3   Library calls (functions within system libraries)
       4   Special files (usually found in /dev)
       5   File formats and conventions eg /etc/passwd
       6   Games
       7   Macro packages and conventions eg man(7), groff(7).
       8   System administration commands (usually only for root)
       9   Kernel routines [Non standard]
       n   new [obsolete]
       l   local [obsolete]
       p   public [obsolete]
       o   old [obsolete]

                                                Thomas Bloom


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