MAN File Extension

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Unix Manual
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What is MAN file?

A .MAN file extension represents a help manual called the man pages that can be invoked online using a Unix man command line utility. The man command line utility can be used to view the documentation programs, file formats, functions, and system calls. The man pages or the help manual can be viewed within the Unix shell command by typing the command “man [section][page]”, wherein the section represents the man page section and the page refers to the user manual name. The man pages are stored in plain-text format and are sometimes compressed in .gz format.

Programs that support MAN file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MAN file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MAN file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MAN file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MAN file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MAN file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MAN file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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