I was checking the man intro command in the terminal, and the section "SEE ALSO". How do I access man(1) or intro(4) for example?

Sample man page

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You can't navigate within man, you need to access all man pages directly from the shell.

  • man man for the manual page of the man command
  • man 4 intro for the intro page of section 4 (which is not installed, so ìntro(1)` is incorrect)
  • man 8 intro for the intro page of section 8

PS: See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_page#Manual_sections for an explanation of the various sections.

  • why section 4 is not installed and what's the link with intro 1 ?
    – TmSmth
    Feb 19 at 0:01
  • 1
    @TmSmth only Apple knows that.
    – nohillside
    Feb 19 at 6:21

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