A man page (manual page) is a help text for a command, system call, file format, or similar item. A man page is normally divided into various sections, such as name, syntax, description, options, and files.
To display a man page, enter man followed by the
name of the command, as in
man ls, which shows a help text for the
ls command. Use the cursor keys to move
the visible area. Q exits
man. To print a man page (for example for the
command ls), enter a command like
-Tps | lpr
For more help on the man command, use the
--help option or the man page of man
Some documentation is also available in info format, for example, for grep. Access it with info grep.
Info pages are more detailed than man pages. They are divided into
different nodes—pages that can be read
with an info reader, which works much like a Web browser. Use
P (previous page) and N (next
page) to navigate in an info page. Q
exits info. Other keys are listed in
the info documentation (info
Both man pages and info pages can be read in Konqueror.
the URL line to open the desired documentation.