Unix for Mac OS X: An Overview of Unix Manual Pages


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Unix manual pages

This movie may very well be the most valuable movie in this entire training title, even though it's very simple. The Unix manual pages are an invaluable resource for helping you figure out what you want to when you're working in Unix. In fact, I learned 80% of the Unix I know from the manual pages. These are going to be your best friend during your journey. The manual pages, often simply refer to as just the man pages, is called that because the command to get to them is just man, and the man followed by whatever we want to look up in the manual. man echo will give us the manual pages for the echo command.

Go ahead and hit that, you will see at the top BSD General Commands Manual. The name echo, what does it do? Write arguments to the standard output. Then we get a synopsis, then we get the description. You can see the option -n there, do not print the trailing new line character, and then at the bottom we get a colon. Now let's just know that there's more. We can see more....

Unix manual pages
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Unix manual pages provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users

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