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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Detail Information Help Commands

Keystrokes

Command name

Description

C-h a

command-apropos

What commands involve this concept?

C-h d

apropos

What functions and variables involve this concept?

C-h c

describe-key-briefly

What command does this keystroke sequence run?

C-h b

describe-bindings

What are all the key bindings for this buffer?

C-h k

describe-key

What command does this keystroke sequence run, and what does it do?

C-h l

view-lossage

What are the last 100 characters I typed?

C-h e

view-echo-area-messages

Display the *Messages* buffer.

C-h w

where-is

What is the key binding for this command?

C-h f

describe-function

What does this function do?

C-h v

describe-variable

What does this variable mean, and what is its value?

C-h m

describe-mode

Tell me about the mode the current buffer is in.

C-h s

describe-syntax

What is the syntax table for this buffer?

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