How to Install “man” Command on Fedora 16

man is the system’s manual pager. Each page argument given to man is normally the name of a program, utility or function. The Linux command “man” is used to display the manual page for other command and also will help you to explain the functions for the commands that commonly used. The term “man” is short for manual. On Fedora 16 minimum installation, “man” command has not been installed. In this post, i will show how to install “man” pages command on Linux Fedora 16 server.

You’ill get the following warning if you type man command on your Fedora 16 server.

-bash: man: command not found

To install “man” command, simply run the following line :

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install man -y

Examples :

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install man -y
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package man-db.i686 0: will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: groff for package: man-db-
--> Processing Dependency: for package: man-db-
--> Processing Dependency: less for package: man-db-
--> Running transaction check
---> Package groff.i686 0:1.21-3.fc16 will be installed
---> Package less.i686 0:444-2.fc16 will be installed
---> Package libpipeline.i686 0:1.2.0-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package               Arch           Version                   Repository                     Size
 man-db                i686             Fedora16-Repository           563 k
Installing for dependencies:
 groff                 i686           1.21-3.fc16               Fedora16-Repository           1.9 M
 less                  i686           444-2.fc16                Fedora16-Repository           109 k
 libpipeline           i686           1.2.0-1.fc16              Fedora16-Repository            47 k

Transaction Summary
Install       4 Packages

Total download size: 2.6 M
Installed size: 9.3 M
Downloading Packages:
Total                                                                18 MB/s | 2.6 MB     00:00
Running Transaction Check
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : less-444-2.fc16.i686                                                             1/4
  Installing : groff-1.21-3.fc16.i686                                                           2/4
  Installing : libpipeline-1.2.0-1.fc16.i686                                                    3/4
  Installing : man-db-                                                       4/4

  man-db.i686 0:

Dependency Installed:
  groff.i686 0:1.21-3.fc16       less.i686 0:444-2.fc16       libpipeline.i686 0:1.2.0-1.fc16