Viewing a man page

Expertise level: Easy

Man page is used to format and display the online information about different commands and their usage.

You can view the man page of a command using the following procedure:

  • Login with SSH as root.
  • Type the command in the following format:
man <command>
  • For example to see the man page for command ls, use the following command:
man ls 

This will display the man page of the command. You can use the keyboard to move through the pages.


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