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Feature #12066

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Include man and man pages for all core programs and packages

Added by e 1/1 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Very Low
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-
Category:
Operating System
Target version:
-
Start date:
06/20/2021
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Having the man pages - where available - for all out-of-the-box binaries would improve scenarios where there are no other Internet connections.

Currently a man invocation brings up an unencouraging message:

[2.5.1-RELEASE][root@hostname]/root: man pftop
man: Command not found.
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Updated by Jim Pingle 4 months ago

  • Category changed from Package System to Operating System
  • Priority changed from Normal to Very Low

Currently we deliberately remove them to save on space, though these days space isn't at as much of a premium as it was in the past.

Man pages are unlikely to help with pfSense while offline, however. Most users do not / should not be digging that deeply.

What would be more likely to help is keeping a copy of the documentation for pfSense software on the firewall (See #9616 for example)

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