While using Gnome Do, I discovered that man pages could also be opened in help window as shown in this image. enter image description here

What is the command to open manuals in help through terminal?

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yelp or gnome-helpis the application you are looking for. These are part of system document browser. You can open manual pages in different window (as shown in the image in your question) from terminal as,

yelp man:command


gnome-help man:command

For example, to get man page for python in different window.

yelp man:python

You can also open file and info also using gnome-help. [source]

yelp file:///usr/share/gnome/help/gcalctool/C/gcalctool.xml
yelp info:make
  • one question.which default apps support showing manuals? Feb 23, 2014 at 6:24
  • @adityapatil see the edit.
    – sourav c.
    Feb 23, 2014 at 6:34

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