man pages – they are searchableI learned something the other day on undernet #freebsd which I think everyone should know. You can search a man page. WOW!
It appears that man accepts vi-like commands. The search command is /texttosearchfor. For example, if you are looking at man dump, and you want to find references to tape, you should type this:
This will take you to the next occurrence of the word tape. To go to the next occurrence, just type:
And ? will take you to the previous occurrence.
Other commands I have found are:
:q – exit man