To learn more about a command or program, use the
man command followed by the name of the command. Man pages are stored in places like
/usr/local/share/man, but you don’t need to know that. To read a man page, such as the one for the
rm command, use the
man command like this:
matthew@seymour:~$ man rm
After you press Enter, the
less command (a Linux command known as a pager) displays the man page. The
less command is a text browser you can use to scroll forward and backward (even sideways) through the document to learn more about the command. Type the letter
h to get help, use the forward slash (
/) to enter a search string, or press
q to quit.
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