geraldlt at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 15:20:48 UTC 2005
On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 14:53 +0000, Joao Paulo Pires wrote:
> Man pages - Each time I try get some help from man pages I get
> disappointed. Wich is the proper way to learn some more from console?
> If I call --help I just get confused. Am I dummy? I think the first
> way to learn should be the man pages. I can imagine this is a basic
> need for a newbie. TIA, Joao.
When using man you can just type "h" to get to the help file, it is very
useful in learning the commands that are available to search through a
Try also typing man man - the man page for man, gives suggestion on how
to search the man pages.
Here are a few places to start online:
http://man.linuxquestions.org - search the man pages online in html
www.fedorafaq.org - this one is really good actually
Now for learning, I get confused by man pages a lot too and in the end I
finally just buckled down and bought some books, here are a few titles
you might want to look at:
O'Reilly LINUX In A Nutshell
O'Reilly Running Linux
O'Reilly Linux Network Administrator Guide
- there is a version of this one on www.tldp.org so you might not want
to buy it
Linux Essential Reference - by Ed Petron
- this one is a lot like LINUX In A Nutshell so you might not want to
bother, I use it once in a while if I can't find it in LINUX In A
I am quite sure some other people will suggest better resources, but I
hope you find these ones useful.
Gerald Thompson <geraldlt at gmail.com>
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