Add possiblity to support specifying desired section of manpage

depsterr depsterr at
Tue Dec 22 02:41:27 UTC 2020

My sincerest apologies, but it seems I've noticed yet another typo. There was an = where there should have been an |= resulting in an error message when looking at all pages (-a).

I am confident this is the final revision of the patch I will have to submit.

Again, apologies about sending multiple messages. Next time I'll test more thoroughly before submitting a patch.

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:19 AM, depsterr <depsterr at> wrote:

> Just noticed the double which in my description!
> Here is an updated patch without it!
> Apologies!
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> On Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:10 AM, depsterr depsterr at wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I've used and loved busybox for a while now, however something which has always bothered me has been the inability to specify from which section to grab a man page, so I've devised a patch to fix this!
> > This patch adds an option called "Support specifying section of page" (which depends on man). If enabled it "Lets the user specify which from which section they would like to retrieve their manpage from." - the help message for the option.
> > In practice this is done as such:
> > Usage: man [-aw] MANPAGE[.SECTION]...
> > This works perfectly with both existing flags and does not effect the behavior of man when disabled.
> > patch file is in attachments!

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