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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Getting Help for Linux Commands

One of the great things about Linux is that documentation and help information are abundantly available for your use. Pick any Linux operating system task or utility and you can probably find documentation that will teach you how to accomplish what you need to do. In this chapter, we’re going to teach you how to use two excellent resources for getting help when using Linux.

However, before doing so, there are a few key things about Linux documentation materials that you need to understand. First of all, the vendor who provided your Linux distribution probably provides some kind of general system documentation for you to use. However, this system documentation is probably quite minimal. (For some distributions, ...

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