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I guess the title says it all. I know I can get help on a specific command, for example wget, like this:

wget --help

But how can I get help on some specific option of that command? For example, I might want to find out about (and only about) wget's -A option. You won't believe it, but an hour of googleing didn't help me on this question :)

Thanks a lot in advance!

  • man <command> should give you the information. In most cases, simply search google for man <command> gives you an online version. – Jacob Vlijm Mar 1 '15 at 18:12
  • @souravc : thanks for the link. I didn't know about the / command. That pretty much solved my problems :) – Michael Langbein Mar 1 '15 at 18:20
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use man pages in ubuntu

in the terminal type

man <command name>

eg: man wget

it will shows up a detailed description of the command including options.

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