Is there a way to use gnome-do to launch some man page in the help GUI? Or some other two-click approach I could employ?
I can open help and then use Ctrl+L to open
man:find -- can I make that even faster?
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In case the command you wish to find shares its name with a command in a different section, specify which section in parentheses after the command, and enclose the whole argument in quotations to escape read the parentheses literally:
yelp man:printf # shell command: search defaulted to section 1 yelp 'man:printf(3)' # library call: search for printf in section 3 yelp man:printf(3) # bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' yelp 'man:exit(2)' # system calls to terminal process yelp 'man:exit(3)' # library call to do the same
You can open man pages directly by enabling the aptly-named
“Read Manual Pages” plugin. That adds a
Read manual page (man) action to Do, which takes the name of the man page you're after as its item to act on.
This plugin is in the "Unofficial Plugins" set. That doesn't mean much, except that you need to select "Unofficial Plugins" from the dropdown before the plugin will show up.