Man is an interface to the on-line reference manuals
A section, if provided, will direct man to look only in that section of the manual. The default action is to search in all of the available sections, following a pre-defined order and to show only the first page found, even if page exists in several sections.
User programs and shell commands
Special files found in /dev
File format descriptions and conventions
Utilities used by root
Searching Man Pages
man -k KEYWORD
The GNU Project distributes most of its on-line manuals in the Info format, which you read using an Info reader.
- The information displayed by the info utility is called a node.
- To search for information in info, press
ctrl-sand then enter your search term.
README files usually contain the following types of information:
- Version numbers
- Program descriptions
- Change logs
- Installation and configuration information
- Known issues
- Bug reporting information
- Copyright information
README files are usually located in either
Linux Documentation Project
TLDP (The Linux Documentation Project) http://www.tldp.org
Linux vendor websites usually include the following:
- Knowledge bases
- Support forums