Add possiblity to support specifying desired section of manpage

Harald van Dijk harald at
Tue Dec 22 16:15:37 UTC 2020

On 22/12/2020 15:42, Xabier Oneca -- xOneca wrote:
> Hi Depsterr,
>> Usage: man [-aw] MANPAGE[.SECTION]...
> That does not seem to be compatible with the standard man:
>    man [OPTION...] [SECTION] PAGE...

It is not so much incompatible as it is incomplete. The widely used 
man-db implementation of man does support this form as well. It supports 
three forms of specifying the section, which all do the same thing:

   man 7 man
   man man.7
   man 'man(7)'

Harald van Dijk

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