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Postby praveenvikram24r » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:30 am

hi,

is there any alternative command for man pages to view the commands details please help me

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Postby lok1950 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:45 am

There is an other way of viewing man and info pages but it needs the KDE desktop environment just use the KDE info center apart from that you a limited to the terminal and the bash command line.

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Postby MartyBartfast » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:32 am

There's also info, which is often more readable than the equivalent man page, just type info at the bash prompt and have a read.
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Postby towy71 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:09 am

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Postby shaddack » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:28 am

towy71 wrote:http://www.linuxmanpages.com/man1/


That was a nice one.
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Postby nelz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:55 am

Apart from man and info pages, some packages install HTML documentation and you'll often find more detailed tutorials on their web site wikis. There's also command --help of course.
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Postby catgate » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:31 am

towy71 wrote:http://www.linuxmanpages.com/man1/


There are some very interesting and colourful characters in there, but I found the plot was not very gripping. I felt it lacked a little warmth and je ne sais quoi.
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Postby nelz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:33 am

For more je ne sais quoi, try http://manpagesfr.free.fr/
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Postby catgate » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:00 pm

nelz wrote:For more je ne sais quoi, try http://manpagesfr.free.fr/


Zoot alors!!!!!... :shock:
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Postby ajgreeny » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:27 pm

If you're using gnome, and I assume also in unity etc etc, you can open gnome help (yelp) and type man:command in the box, (note the colon, not space) which will open up the man page in a more easily readable format, just like a text file, and you can also search it more easily than the /searchterm of man pages.
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