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Searching man pages with apropos

http://unixlab.blogspot.com

There is a description section associated with each man page . The apropos command searches the description section for a given keyword.

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Created by Fermilevel 5 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 23 weeks ago
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Even More Madcap Man Pages - Unix and Linux Laughs

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

more hopefully helpful, but definitely funny, fake man pages :)

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The "Baby" Man Page: More Linux and Unix Jokes

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Finally, an answer you can give your kids when they get up the nerve to ask :)

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Getting help: the powerful man(ual)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Let’s face it: GNU/Linux software is not always easy to use. Especially command line software (at least the GUI programs have buttons and tooltips). Sometimes, the program will have a manual or some documentation at its homepage, but that is not always the case. The solution? The magical man.

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The art of using manuals

http://polishlinux.org

Detailed and proper documentation of source code and programs is the milestone of Unix culture, as we may read in “The art of Unix Programming” by Eric Steven Raymond. The first application on Unix was the platform to prepare documents. The platform was used by Bell Labs to prepare patent documents.

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Help yourself in man pages

http://linux.byexamples.com

To know more about a command, check for more options and maybe some examples how to use it, you need to read the manual of the specified command. While you are in man, you can trigger search by specified a keyword. Man provides efficient browsing like in vim, you can bookmark a point and jump back to that point later, and a lots more.

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