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UNIX: The Complete Reference, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Richard Rosinski, Douglas Host, Kenneth Rosen, Rachel Klee

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AppendixHow to Use the man (Manual) Pages

In this appendix, you will learn about the ultimate UNIX reference material, the man (manual) pages. UNIX manual pages are the ultimate reference for how UNIX commands work. They succinctly present a wealth of information about commands using a particular format. Consequently, every serious UNIX user needs to know how to use manual pages. This appendix teaches you how to use manual pages and describes the information you can obtain by reading them. The manual pages for UNIX commands are distributed in CD-ROM (or DVD) format along with the operating system software for all major UNIX variants, and they are available in hard-copy documents for some of these variants. The manual pages for some variants may ...

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