I have recently downloaded iSH from TestFlight, that I have downloaded from the App Store, and I can’t use the command ‘man’, it returns me an error.

-ash: man: not found

Is there an alias or can’t we use this command at all?

The curl command doesn’t work too.


iSH doesn’t come with many binaries. You need to install ‘man’ and curl yourself.

apk add man curl
~# man                                                                                                                                                                                                 
-ash: man: not found                                                                                                                                                                                        
~# apk add man                                                                                                                                                                                         
fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.9/main/x86/APKINDEX.tar.gz                                                                                                                                    
fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.9/community/x86/APKINDEX.tar.gz                                                                                                                               
(1/2) Installing mdocml (1.14.3-r0)                                                                                                                                                                         
(2/2) Installing man (1.14.3-r0)                                                                                                                                                                            
Executing busybox-1.29.3-r10.trigger                                                                                                                                                                        
OK: 168 MiB in 87 packages                                                                                                                                                                                  
~# man                                                                                                                                                                                                 
usage: man [-acfhklw] [-C file] [-M path] [-m path] [-S subsection]                                                                                                                                         
           [[-s] section] name ...                                                                                                                                                                          

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