Man pages (abbreviation for "manual pages") are extensive documentation that comes with almost all UNIX-like operating systems. The command used to display them is
Accessing man pages
To display man page you can run the command
man followed by the name of the man page.
$ man ip
Here we view man page for the ip command that comes with
Man pages are sorted by section number. You can specify section number after man command.
$ man 1 ip
Man pages are sorted into 8 separate sections.
||System administration commands|
Searching man pages
You can search man pages with
$ man -k ip
To do wider search by matching keyword to whole articles you can use
$ man -K wlan
Searching words within man pages
# man openssl
press / and then enter the word you want to see within the man page, then press return.
# /key list-public-key-algorithms] openssl no-XXX [ arbitrary options ] DESCRIPTION OpenSSL is a cryptography toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) network protocols and related cryptography standards required by them. The openssl program is a command line tool for using the various cryptography functions of OpenSSL's crypto library from the shell. It can be used for o Creation and management of private keys, public keys and parameters o Public key cryptographic operationsto scroll down to the next entry:
- press n
to scroll back:
- press shift + n