Distributions of GNU/Linux often come without hardcopy reference manuals. However, online documentation has always been one of GNU/Linux's strengths. The manual (or man) and info pages have been available via the man utility since early releases. With GNU/Linux and the advent of the Internet, the sources of documentation have expanded. The following sections discuss some of the places you can look for information on various aspects of GNU/Linux in general and Red Hat Linux in particular.

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The info utility (page 45) displays more complete and up-to-date information on GNU utilities than does man. When a man page displays abbreviated information on a utility that is covered by info ...

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