Linux and Unix man command
The man command is short for manual and provides in depth information about the requested command or allows users to search for commands related to a particular keyword.
Shows you online manuals on Unix commands.
man [-] [-k keywords] topic
|-||Displays the manual without stopping.|
|-k keywords||Searches for keywords in all of the manuals available.|
|topic||Displays the manual for the topic or command typed in.|
Lists help information on the mkdir command.
man -k irc
Quickly search for manuals containing irc within them. Below is an example of what the results may look like:
|circle||plot (3plot)||- graphics interface|
|dircmp||dircmp (1)||- directory comparison|
|dircolors||dircolors (1)||- color setup for ls|
|ircII||ircII (1)||- interface to the Internet Relay Chat system|