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    Question Find number of pages for Devices subsection, using man utility?


    Hello my CLI savvy friends!

    I'm reading a Linux book and doing the exercises on the last page of each chapter. Im doing fine, then I get this question:

    How many man pages are in the Devices subsection of the system manual?
    (Hint: Devices is a subsection of Special Files)

    I have no clue what this is, I'm not sure I can even understand the question. I know based on the FHS standard, linux system manuals are divided into ten sections. But I'm not sure if I even understand that either.

    Can somebody please tell me what the answer to this question is and how I would find that answer out for myself (so i can learn)? I'm using Fedora.

    Thank you!!

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    Try typing man man. That will tell you what the man sections are and you will be able to work out which one you need to look at.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

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