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The `info` command to read documentation in GNU info format.

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How can I search GNU info pages with Dash?

There is a scope for searching manual pages but I fail to find a scope for searching GNU info pages. I can launch { yelp 'info:coreutils'; } from the command line but not from the Dash.
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In what way are doc, info, man, help different?

What's the difference between Documentation(doc), Manuals(man), Help, and Information(info)? I've seen these four different words used across different system but mostly in Ubuntu. for the most part ...
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Any reason why Ubuntu's man page on crontab(5) is less informative?

Why is the man page for crontab(5) at manpages.ubuntu.com less informative than corresponding man page at linux.die.net? Compare The "sixth" field (the rest of the line) specifies the command to ...
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Keeping “info” lines visible after quitting “info”?

I have: export MANPAGER="/usr/bin/less -r -X -is" as the last line in ~/.bashrc. This allows me to keep most of a man page visible on screen after exiting man. I want to do the same when I view ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...
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List by “artist” in a folder? How to view meta data of songs in Nautilus?

Is it possible to list my .mp3 files by artist in my music folder? I am not able to view any tag from a song (artist/album/title of the songs) in the preview...
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What is the linux version that best fits my system to install? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if you can tell me , what is the linux version that best fits my system to install ?! Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz 1 GB RAM Nvidia 6600 Pending your reply , Thank you very much !
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Bash, what is command, utility, builtin, how do I distinguish

I'm running Bash scripting, but sometimes I get confused which of these commands I use belong to who. Sometimes 'Man xxx' works, sometimes doesn't, so I use '--help' or 'info', mostly one of these ...
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Info documentation may be missing

I just started learning Linux. I'm trying to read through all the documentation contained in the Info files. I first noticed them on a Mac (running Mountain Lion) when I typed the "info info" command. ...
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Are there any complementary tools for the info command?

I've been using man for a while and know there commands like apropos or whatis that refer to man pages. But, are there any equivalent of theses or some complementary tools of the same sort for ...
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Is there an archiver for Ubuntu with a GUI providing multiple information during action?

I would like one that would provide during action some more information like percentage and speed. When archives are big archiving takes a lot of time and resources, and the computer seem to lag, ...
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I can't identify partition when installing ubuntu 12.04?

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 and when you set how much for each OS, it doesn't say what is on each side. So i can't tell which side is Vista and which side is Ubuntu. I am assuming the left side is ...
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How can I get more info in the dash?

When searching for the phrase 'invoices' in the Ubuntu dash, I get a few different folders that all relate to different projects. However, there is no way of seeing which is which, as I cannot see the ...
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How to remove information pop-up in Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? I would like to stop this program from bothering me: I am in a beta version of quantal and am prompted to report problems all the ...
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How do I find my network IP, netmask, and gateway info?

I'm trying to make my IP static as I hear it fixes slow browsing issues. When I click on connection information under the networking menu of the gray taskbar, it tells me about the IP, subnet mask, ...
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I dont know where to go to learn more [closed]

Hi my name is kgosi i live in south africa and i would like to learn more about ubuntu how to use it e.t.c. Can any1 refer any good books websites and tutorials. I would also like to learn about ...
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Why are the man pages for gvfs-commands not in Ubuntu? [closed]

These are the man pages for gvfs-cat gvfs-less gvfs-monitor-dir gvfs-move gvfs-rm gvfs-trash gvfs-copy gvfs-ls gvfs-monitor-file ...
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How does Ubuntu know that I have a folder icon customized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: where is stored the icon informations for folders In windows there's hidden a configuration file: if deleted, it's like it was never customized. I don't see anything ...
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Get client system information in LTSP

I'm trying to get the system information of clients booted via LTSP to a Ubuntu 10.04 server. Any time I try any system info commands (example lspci | grep VGA) it returns back the server information, ...
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update information message box [closed]

I recently updated to 12.04. Each time I login, I get an update information message box written in many languages: Failure to download extra data filesName-ar.UTF-8: فشل تنزيل ملفات البيانات ...
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Can I disable the splash screen and output verbose information when I shutdown?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10, though a little different with Ubuntu, they may be alike to some extent IMO. now I want to disable the splash screen and output verbose information in text mode when I ...
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Can I install different language packages for the command line program “info”?

I'd like to install info pages for the command line program in spanish so it will take less time for me to understand and assimilate. Well, it may sound quite dumb, but the problem I'm having trying ...
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How do I look up man page references with square brackets?

Sometimes man pages contain references to other information pages, for example Everyday Git[1] and gittutorial(7) are referred to in the man page for git. Those with round bracketed numbers refer to ...
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How do I add a directory to MANPATH or INFOPATH?

I think I understand the instructions given in How to add a directory to my path? about adding directories to $PATH. But I don't understand how to add directories to $MANPATH or $INFOPATH. Also -- in ...
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unlock Mac Time machine HDD in Ubuntu [closed]

I recently migrated from snow leopard to Ubuntu, but I forgot to make a backup of some of the info in my old mac. I have my time machine prepared HDD, but when I connect the drive to Ubuntu it tells ...
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What are the hotkeys to find the next and previous occurrence of a search term in man and info?

Let's say you wanted to search the documentation for mplayer: # man mplayer To search for "length" you would type "/length" while in man and press enter. To go to the next occurrence of "length" ...
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Get package description using apt

How do I get the prosaic description of a package using apt? I tried both apt-cache show and apt-cache showpkg but no luck. Using synaptic it's easy as typing the package name and the description is ...
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Recovering package metadata info

From the console, is there a way to recover the architecture of a package when it is not currently installed ? I know the name and version of the package.
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In 'apt-cache depends' output, what is the meaning of Suggests, Recommends, |, <>?

I've checked the man/info page, but there is no reference to some aspects of the output fomat of apt-cache depends The man/info page tried to be helpful (in an obtuse manner); quote: "For the ...
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Istat menu 3 of Mac equivalent?

With Mac, I have istat that shows computer info (memory/cpu/network ...) in real time. Does Ubuntu has similar application?
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What is the difference between “man” and “info” documentation?

Regarding man-pages and info help documentation: Why do two such similar sources of documentation exist? Sometimes a man-page is available and the info is not; or vice-versa. I haven't yet latched ...