Ubuntu – How to look up man page references with square brackets

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Sometimes man pages contain references to other information pages, for example Everyday Git[1] and gittutorial(7) are referred to in the man page for git. Those with round bracketed numbers refer to other man pages, so for the gittutorial man page I enter:

 man 7 gittutorial

How do I access the info referred to in square brackets? (eg: Everyday Git[1])

Best Answer

  • The references in square brackets on the git man page seem to be referencing footnotes from the same page rather than being references to other man page. From the bottom of the git man page:

        1. Everyday Git