man 1 as

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Sat Aug 16 21:25:18 PDT 2003

On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:19, Daniela wrote:
> On Saturday 16 August 2003 10:30, freebsd_deamon at wrote:
> > dear list
> >
> > yesterday evening i fliped through the developers handbook x86 assenbler
> > section.
> > it states that an assembler compile is part of the base system
> > (
> >-t he-tools.html). i can't find it on 5.1-R.
> >
> > the FreeBSD web site doesn't have it either. Does it still exist?
> The command "man 1 as" also doesn't do anything on my system, but "man as"
> brings the first section of the manpage, as we would expect it.
> I don't know what's going on, but the "as" command should also be there on
> your system.

It seems 'as' is in a special man section; viz: 1aout.
So it is not: man 1 as
but: man 1aout as

Why? I'm not sure but the other entries appear to be a few classical a.out 
utilities rather than elf specific.


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