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Command Line Help

Click here to learn how to open a terminal.

Then type the following in the terminal:

man man
man apropos

Normally there is a man page for each program installed on a Linux system. apropos searchs the database of man pages to find a relevant man page connected with the installed program.

Use the keyboard page up/arrow up and page down/arrow down keys to navigate a man page. Use the / forward slash key to search for a keyword inside a man page. Use the q key on the keyboard to quit a man page.

MAN Page Help
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Other sources of help
  • Type Help in the Dash.
  • Every installed program should have some sort of help documentation in the following folder: