Ubuntu comes with pre-installed software manuals for a lot of tools. Learn where to access the manpages to find out about these utilities.
- [Instructor] How are we supposed…to remember how commands work…and how to use software and tools we've never used before.…Well, Linux comes with documentation built right in.…This documentation is called the manual pages,…or more commonly, man pages,…because the command used to access them is just man.…They're stored as text files written in a markup language…in the usr/share/man folder.…Writing man pages is beyond the scope of this course,…but reading them is another story.…The man command uses another tool,…called less to display the man pages,…which makes it pretty easy to navigate them…once you're familiar with less.…
Answer less is a good thing to learn about,…because you can use it yourself…to look at other text files, too.…You can look up a lot of things with man,…such as references for software that's installed,…because most software,…intended to be used at the command line,…will have a man page.…And also for system commands,…like cd, ls, chown, and so on.…But to look something up,…you need to know what it's called, right?…
- Exploring filesystems
- Installing Linux on a physical or virtual machine
- Working with files, directories, and links
- Finding files
- Handling input/output redirection
- Comparing text files and non-text files
- Compressing and decompressing files
- Configuring file permissions
- Managing the root account
- Accessing the command line remotely
- Transferring files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Install and Log Into Ubuntu
System documentation11m 21s
2. Working with Files in the Terminal
3. Security and Administration
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