Viewing documentation on the GUI can have advantages over the command line. These might include the ability to bookmark, print, and save command documentation.
- [Voiceover] Getting help for command line programs…when using the GUI isn't as easy as you might think.…When we need help on the command line,…it's just using to use a MAN or info commands.…However, there are times where we might want…to have a graphical tool to view system documentation.…Printing MAN pages would be a good example…of why we might want to access them from the GUI.…The system help browser's called, "Yelp"…and we can find it by going to applications,…favorites, and clicking on "help."…The help pages that comes up by default…is only for GUI applications and the GNOME desktop.…
Let's close the help browser so we can run…it from the command line.…Let's open a terminal by going to applications,…favorites, and clicking on terminal.…I'll make mine full-screen and bump the font size.…To view the crontab MAN page in the help browser,…type "yelp, space, man, colon, crontab,"…and hit enter.…By viewing the MAN page in Yelp, we can print it…by going to the hamburger menu and selecting print.…We can also bookmark pages by clicking on the star…
- Learning Linux command syntax
- Getting help on the CLI and GUI
- Finding help online
- Using basic commands
- Navigating file systems
- Editing text
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Help
2. Using Basic Commands
3. Navigating File Systems
4. Editing Text
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