Numbers in man page references

I’m always forgetting what they mean and how to use them.

There’s a great answer at:

For me, the important parts are:

    The standard sections of the manual include:

    1      User Commands
    2      System Calls
    3      C Library Functions
    4      Devices and Special Files
    5      File Formats and Conventions
    6      Games et. al.
    7      Miscellanea
    8      System Administration tools and Daemons

    Distributions customize the manual section to their specifics,
    which often include additional sections.

And the syntax:

$ man 1 printf
$ man 3 printf
$ man -a printf

Targeting a Project in a Solution Folder in MSBuild

Normally, when you invoke the MSBuild task to build a solution file, you can just add TARGETS=”ProjectName”, where ProjectName is just the name of the project, and don’t include the .csproj extension.

I already knew that if your project name includes a period, you need to replace that with an underscore (so the project “MySite.Web” becomes “MySite_Web”).

But the UnitTests project kept coming up as not a known build target name.

Finally, I found my answer in a comment in the answer to “specify project file of a solution using msbuild” on Stack Overflow.

Turns out that when a project appears in a solution folder (as opposed to just being in a directory), you need to include the name of the solution folder, and a backslash. So since the UnitTests project is in the UnitTests solution folder, the MSBuild invocation ends up looking like this:

    Properties="Configuration=Release; Platform=Any CPU; OutDir=$(OutputFolder)Assemblies\; WarningLevel=0;" 
    Targets="UnitTests\UnitTests" />