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The following man page features are new or have changed:
Locating information in man pages – This release has the capability of searching man pages with query strings by using the man -K keywords command. The -K (uppercase) option works similarly to the -k (lowercase) option, with the exception that the -k option is limited to searching only the NAME subsection of all of the man page sections.
The -k and -K options uses index files for searching. A new SMF service, svc:/application/man-index:default, triggers the automatic regeneration of new index files whenever new man pages are added to the /usr/share/man and /usr/gnu/share/man directories, if these directories exist. This service is enabled by default.
Package Name Change – The SUNWman package that contained the Oracle Solaris man pages in previous releases has changed to the smaller system/manual package. The bulk of the man pages are now packaged separately with their component technology packages. For example, ls.1m for the /usr/bin/ls command is part of the system/core-os package.
Man Page Display – If the man pages are not displaying on your system, you can use the following command to toggle whether man pages are installed on the system:
# pkg change-facet facet.doc.man=true
Note - Be aware that running the previous command downloads several files to local disk, which effectively is the reverse of the command that you run to remove all man pages.