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.man File Extension

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File type: Unix Manual
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .man. Files with the file extension .man can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .man files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .man file?

The MAN file extension is used for a Unix Manual that is implemented by Unix Systems Programming. It is actually an introduction to the use of Unix with focus on techniques and principles. Users should have basic knowledge with C program and familiarity with Linux or Unix operating systems. Operational features include portability; wide selection of support multi-user tools; multi-tasking in which more than one program can be accessed at a given time; terminal support via network or serial connection; multi-user and availability of tools for program advancements. The Unix operating system consist of Utilities like printing, user management, file management and process management; Shell like supports custom environment for individual users, a prompt is presented for every user, interprets commands, command execute; Kernel like security mechanism enforced, data file storage, access management and tasks scheduling. Multi-Tasking Operating Systems allow the use of multiple programs to run at the same time. Multi-tasking supports background and foreground task. The former wherein the user directly interacts using the screen and keyboard while the latter does not have any access with the keyboard and usually runs in the background. Background task are also used for backups and printing purposes.

how to open a .man file?

Launch a .man file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .man file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .man files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .man file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .man file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .man file association errors

applications that open a .man file

Microsoft Notepad

Microsoft Notepad

Notepad is a basic text editor used to create plain documents. It is commonly used to view or edit text (.txt) files, and a simple tool for creating Web pages, and supports only the basic formatting in HTML documents. It also has a simple built-in logging function. Each time a file that initializes with .log is opened, the program inserts a text timestamp on the last line of the file. It accepts text from the Windows clipboard. This is helpful in stripping embedded font type and style codes from formatted text, such as when copying text from a Web page and pasting into an email message or other “What You See Is What You Get” text editor. The formatted text is temporarily pasted into Notepad, and then immediately copied again in stripped format to be pasted into the other program. Simple text editors like Notepad may be utilized to change text with markup, such as HTML. Early versions of Notepad offered only the most basic functions, such as finding text. Newer versions of Windows include an updated version of Notepad with a search and replace function (Ctrl + H), as well as Ctrl + F for search and similar keyboard shortcuts. It makes use of a built-in window class named edit. In older versions such as Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows 3.1, there is a 64k limit on the size of the file being edited, an operating system limit of the EDIT class.
Microsoft WordPad

Microsoft WordPad

Files with .rtf, .openbsd, and .readme extensions are some of the files associated or which can be opened with the Microsoft WordPad. RTF files are text documents that can be created, opened, viewed, edited or changed using word processing applications for both Mac and Microsoft Windows-based computers, like Microsoft WordPad for Windows and Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac. It gives the users a wide cross compatibility support, which was the central objective for the improvement of the Rich Text Format technology, and these .rtf files can even be opened, viewed and used with database applications. The OpenBSD Unix platform is frequently utilized in computers running as Web servers of a secure network. OpenBSD files may be saved in directories of the OpenBSD system that were generated upon installation of the software applications. Files with the .openbsd extension can be opened by standard text editors, particularly well-known like Microsoft Notepad, and this text editor may also be utilized to create and edit OPENBSD files. Files with the .readme extension are text documents engaged to give users with beneficial information and specific details about certain applications installed in the system. These files can be opened, viewed and edited with a selection of text editors including Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .man files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .man. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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