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Ren Li
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Hi,

Because of company's security setting, I could not access man command in Solaris box. Is there anywhere Solaris man pages can be downloaded as pdf file?

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Try http://docs.sun.com where the online copies of the docs are. At least some of the manuals are downloadable as PDFs. You'll probably want to go to
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/coll/40.10 for Solaris 10 manuals. Each man section is in its own separately downloadable PDF.
 
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Thanks Tim.

I thought about that, but it seems difficult to find something quick, e.g., I tried to do 'man top' for cpu and ram status, when I went to the page http://docs.sun.com/app/docs?q=cpu+status&p=coll%2F40.10, I could not get the result easily by filling 'top' in 'Search for' field.
 
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Most unix command, such as top, are common between solaris, hp-ux, or linux, etc.

If you search "man top solaris", you find something immediately.
If you don't find it, then "man top unix linux".

It works for me, almost always!
 
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Do general search is much more efficient than Do search on a company site.

You think you are closer, but actually, you are further most of the time...

Good luck!
 
Ren Li
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Do general search is much more efficient than Do search on a company site.


You are absolutely right. 'man top solaris' works well in google, but not in docs.sun.com. We have a lot of similar cases in other search too. So instead of having a large pdf (may not exist) or searching from Sun for command manual, 'google it' might be the solution.
 
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