[CentOS] programs with no man pages?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 22:30:33 UTC 2009


Nifty Cluster Mitch wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:07:12AM -0800, Scott Silva wrote:
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] programs with no man pages?
> Upstream (debian then Fedora ) there seems to be a man page.
> 
> SS(8)                                                                    SS(8)
> 
> NAME
>    ss - another utility to investigate sockets
> 
> SYNOPSIS
>        ss [options] [ FILTER ]
> 
> DESCRIPTION
>        ss  is used to dump socket statistics. It allows showing information similar to netstat.  It can dis-
>        play more TCP and state informations than other tools.
> ....

Thanks - even more than the obvious problem of finding reference 
documentation there is the issue of knowing you might want to use it at 
all.  If 'man -k socket' doesn't suggest ss, how are you supposed to 
find out about it?

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