In this tutorial, we will learn man Linux Command with examples.
man Linux Command
man is the short form for manual. The man command displays the system manual and documentation pages.
$ man <flags> program_name
To know more about the command, type the man command for the man itself. Please note that Linux is case-sensitive.
$ man man
The program_name is the program, page, or the command that we want the system manual pages to be displayed. The manual displays the command flags, options, explanation of the program, example usage of the command, etc.
Launch Terminal and type the following commands:
To know the system manual pages for ls command.
$ man ls
To know the system documentation for the ps command.
$ man ps
To exit the manual pages press the ‘q’ keyboard button to return to the terminal prompt.
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