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Fundamentals of Linux by Oliver Pelz

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Getting help

Before we can start teaching you how to get help using the various forms of documentation available for Linux commands, we first have to learn how to read the default command syntax documentation. Most of the provided standard shell commands in Linux follow a uniform format describing their usage. Afterward, we will show you how to get help.

When working with the Linux command line, getting help and looking up information and documentation is very important because the command line can be very complex and nobody knows and can remember everything. On every Linux system, there are several ways available to get help, depending on the kind of level of information you need to know. In this section, we will tap into the different sources ...

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