I'm new to Linux. I got the "Unix And Linux System Administration Handbook" It speaks of several verisons of linux and unix, and the commands for viewing linux man pages and not specific to ubuntu.
How do I view the manpages?
To view a manual page related to a package, open a terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T together) and type:
For example, to view
This will open the manual page referring to the section numbers in the order:
If you want to open the manual page of a specific section, type:
For example, to open the manual page of the
@Jobin answer is perfect, I always like to add more options so Op can know it.
If you want to redirect a command man to a txt file:
Another thing I would like you to know:
When for example you type
And if you want to view man pages on terminal I would prefer to use:
For more options:
If using unity you can also access thru the Dash via yelp & the manpages scope
Open Dash home, type in
Available man's will be displayed, when clicked on open in help window
The bookmark option in help when opened this way is semi useful, could be better.
You can use
You can also view man pages in a browser.