Getting Help

Throughout this book, the focus is on the most important and valuable flags and options for the commands covered. That's all well and good, but how do you find out about the other alternatives that might actually work better for your use? That's where the UNIX “man” pages come in. You will learn how to browse them to find the information desired.

Task 1.1: Man Pages, UNIX Online Reference

It's not news to you that UNIX is a very complex operating system, with hundreds of commands that can be combined to execute thousands of possible actions. Most commands have a considerable number of options, and all seem to have some subtlety or ...

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