Reading Other Documentationon the Desktop

In earlier chapters, you learned to use a few basic Linux commands to manage your files from the command line. All Linux systems include the shell commands you already learned and many, many more as well—far too many for any one person to be familiar with. Each command also offers the user a long list of options that can be used to affect its behavior. You'll learn more about how to use a number of these commands in Part IV, “Using the Linux Command Line,” but in the meantime, you can begin to familiarize yourself with them by exploring their online documentation. Nearly every command in a Linux or Unix system offers online documentation via documents called man pages.

Why Are They Called man Pages?

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