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man package is man page suite, including man, apropos, and whatis consists of programs that are used to read most of the documentatio
man package is man page suite, including man, apropos, and whatis consists of programs that are used to read most of the documentation available on a Linux system. The whatis and apropos programs can be used to find documentation related to a particular subject.
man was written by John Eaton. He does not maintain man anymore - please do not bother him with remarks about the current version, which is rather different from the original one.
In man-1.6 Eric S. Raymond's browser-handoff functionality was added, with future minor versions planned to cleanup internationalization and cross platform support (Cygwin, solaris, and perhaps Win32).
There is a very different man program, also derived from John Eaton's original version (by Graeme W. Wilford) distributed under the name man_db, with version numbers like man_db-2.3.10. Do not confuse the two, they are mutually incompatible, although they perform nearly the same job.
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