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 +==== Getting help:  man pages ====
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 +You might ask yourself how do I get information about a Linux command.  ​
 +Well, help is not too far, and as you may expect, it is available at the command line.
 +Most Linux commands have a ''"​--help"''​ option. ​ For example, try
 +
 +<code bash>
 +$ ls --help
 +</​code>​
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 +You can get more information from a command'​s "man page" (short for manual):
 +
 +<code bash>
 +$ man ls
 +</​code>​
 +
 +(man is the name of the program that displays man pages).
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 +Note that man pages are **not** intended as tutorials, but as reference pages. ​ They assume you know what you are doing and are quite dense and difficult to read.
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