While reading about Linux, I got the following about
man (manual) pages:
The man pages are the most often-used source of Linux documentation. They provide in-depth documentation about many programs and utilities as well as other topics, including configuration files, system calls, library routines, and the kernel.
I am new to this flavor, so can someone explain me the specific jargons like:
- configuration files (why and how are they used)
- system calls (I guess it is related to the system calls invoked while executing these commands - correct me if I am wrong)
- what are library routines associated with any command?
- and how kernel information is related to any command?
I tried some of these commands as
but again its too long and difficult for me to totally get it: is there any easy reference for beginners like me?