How to Install “man” Command on Linux CentOS 6.2

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Question :
When i try to read the linux manual pages using man command, it returned me this error message. How to install man command ?

[root@centos62 ~]# man chown
-bash: man: command not found

Answer :
“man” command has not been installed on your linux CentOS 6.2 server. The Linux command “man” is used to display the manual page for other command and also will help you to explain the functions for the commands that commonly used. The term “man” is short for manual. To install “man”, simply run this command :

[root@centos62 ~]# yum install man -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package man.i686 0:1.6f-29.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: lzma for package: man-1.6f-29.el6.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xz-lzma-compat.i686 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: xz = 4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 for package: xz-lzma-compat-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xz.i686 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package            Arch     Version                                 Repository                Size
 man                i686     1.6f-29.el6                             CentOS6.2-Repository     260 k
Installing for dependencies:
 xz                 i686     4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6        CentOS6.2-Repository     137 k
 xz-lzma-compat     i686     4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6        CentOS6.2-Repository      16 k

Transaction Summary
Install       3 Package(s)

Total download size: 412 k
Installed size: 864 k
Downloading Packages:
Total                                                               3.6 MB/s | 412 kB     00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : xz-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.i686                                         1/3
  Installing : xz-lzma-compat-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.i686                             2/3
  Installing : man-1.6f-29.el6.i686                                                             3/3

  man.i686 0:1.6f-29.el6

Dependency Installed:
  xz.i686 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 xz-lzma-compat.i686 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6


What is the path or “man” command ?

[root@centos62 ~]# which man

Example of “man” command that will display chown manual page :

[root@centos62 ~]# man chown
CHOWN(1)                         User Commands                        CHOWN(1)

       chown - change file owner and group

       chown [OPTION]... [OWNER][:[GROUP]] FILE...
       chown [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...

       This manual page documents the GNU version of chown.  chown changes the user and/or
       group ownership of each given file.  If only an owner (a user name or numeric  user
       ID)  is given, that user is made the owner of each given file, and the filesâ group
       is not changed.  If the owner is followed by a colon and a group name  (or  numeric
       group ID), with no spaces between them, the group ownership of the files is changed
       as well.  If a colon but no group name follows the user name, that user is made the
       owner  of  the  files  and  the  group of the files is changed to that userâs login
       group.  If the colon and group are given, but the owner is omitted, only the  group
       of  the  files is changed; in this case, chown performs the same function as chgrp.
       If only a colon is given, or if the entire operand is empty, neither the owner  nor
       the group is changed.

       Change  the  owner  and/or group of each FILE to OWNER and/or GROUP.  With --refer-
       ence, change the owner and group of each FILE to those of RFILE.

       -c, --changes
              like verbose but report only when a change is made

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