The Unix manual consists of eight sections, and each man page has its command name followed by the section number in parenthesis. Note that if you are a user, you will be using the commands in section 1.
|1||Commands available to users|
|2||Unix and C system calls|
|3||C library routines for C programs|
|4||Special file names|
|5||File formats and conventions for files used by Unix|
|7||Word processing packages|
|8||System administration commands and procedures|