Dumb question

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Thu May 2 14:44:07 BST 2002

Ah!  One I can actually answer :)  That is the section of the manual.  You
can use it as an argument to 'man' to remove ambiguity, as some things
show up in multiple places in the manual (such as crypt(1) which is a
command line program and crypt(3) which is a C lib call).



On Thu, 2 May 2002, Gerwyn Davies wrote:

> I'm afraid to ask this question, 'cos I know the answer will be an obvious
> one. Here goes....
> Throughout the FreeBSD Handbook I see things like "disklabel(8)" and
> "devfs(5)". What is the significance of the number in brackets?
> Gerwyn
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