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 — wiki:help [2016/08/02 14:47] (current) 2015/11/10 19:24 asa created 2015/11/10 19:24 asa created Line 1: Line 1: + ==== Getting help:  man pages ==== + + 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 + + + $ls --help + ​ + + You can get more information from a command'​s "man page" (short for manual): + + +$ man ls + ​ + + (man is the name of the program that displays man pages). + + 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. + +