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What is a man file and how do I open 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.

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Detail man file extension information:
File Type: man
File Format: Unix Manual
Primary Association: Text Files
Mime Type: application/x-troff-man, application/x-troff-man-compressed