Can't open .MAN file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .MAN file.
.MAN file extension has been classified as Text Files. The format of .MAN file is Text
Help manual (called a "man page") used by the Unix Man utility, a program used to view documentation; contains information about a Unix command or other Unix function; can be viewed within a unix shell using the man command.
Unix man pages rarely use the ".man" extension. Rather, they use the extensions ".1" (.1 files) through ".8" for user manuals in one of eight sections:General user commandsSystem callsC library functionsDevices and network interfacesFile formatsGamesMiscellaneousLinux-specific kernel routines
Man page filenames contain the command (or topic name) followed by the section number. For example, a section 1 man page for the command "example_cmd" would have the filename "example_cmd.1." Man pages are sometimes compressed with .GZ compression and use the compound ".gz.1" extension (or ".gz.2" for the second section, and so forth).
Man pages can be viewed by typing man [section] [page], where [section] is the man page section, and [page] is the user manual name. If no section is supplied, the man utility assumes section 1.
NOTE: Since man pages are stored in a plain text format, they can be created and edited with any text editor.