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Date: 2009jul1 OS: Linux Q. How do I view a .1 file? A. Linux man (manual) files have a .1 suffix and live in /usr/share/man/man1 There are other folders too. Normally to access a man page you just do:man <COMMAND>For example, to get info about the "yes" command:man yesThis the same as doing:zcat /usr/share/man/man1/yes.1.gz | nroff -manSince the man pages are compressed you need to uncompress it with zcat. Then process it into a readable form with nroff. So now if you run into a .1 file that is not installed -- say part of a source code package -- you can view it.nroff -man yes.1
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