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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

How to exit from an unix manual page

Though the answer is simple, I have struggled a bit to get out of the man page. Thought this could help for unix beginners like me.

"man" command is very useful to read the manual of any commands that you use from terminal on a linux/mac machines.

From your terminal "man command-name" takes you to the manual page.

In order to navigate in the pan page use "up" or "down" arrow keys for navigation. In certain cases you may have to use enter key.

To get out of the man page simply type "q", this will take you to the command prompt from open terminal.

Ex: man ssh, man chmod, man ls

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