Finding "man page" related information on the WEB
On Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:15:58 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> 1. I'm looking for something similar to a quick reference card one might
> have carried in a shirt pocket.
> I want something organized by function rather than alphabetically. What
> I found with Google were too verbose and organized alphabetically.
> 2. At the moment I do not have a functioning Linux system so I am
> getting man pages from
> http://manpages.debian.net/cgi-bin/man.cgi . That generally works fine.
Well, man pages are a bit "spartan" and their main goal is not explaining
concepts but arguments that you can append to the commands.
> At the end of many pages is something similar to:
> <BEGIN QUOTE>
> SEE ALSO
> The full documentation for cp is maintained as a
> Texinfo manual. If
> the info and cp programs are properly installed at
> your site, the com-
> info coreutils 'cp invocation'
> should give you access to the complete manual.
> <END QUOTE>
> How do I find "the complete manual" on the WEB?
You mean the "info" pages? You have to run the suggested command "as is",
info coreutils 'cp invocation'
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