Linux – man: command not found

You may receive the following error while executing man command on newly installed CentOS 6:

[root@server ~]# man
bash: man: command not found

Generally CentOS comes with man but it is not installed on CentOS 6 minimal install. You can also verify it using the following command:

[root@server ~]# rpm -q man
package man is not installed

To install “man”, you can do it via yum:

[root@server ~]# yum install man -y

Once it is installed successfully, you can use man without any problem.