For example these commands will let you view the text version of the Linux FAQ

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for a set of FAQ. For example, these commands will let you view the text version of the Linux-FAQ on your cdrom (the CD must be mounted first): cd /mnt/cdrom/doc/FAQ/txt/ less Linux-FAQ Since the documentation is also available on the RedHat CD, so you can read it before Linux installation. For example, this will let you read the Linux-FAQ from under DOS, assuming your CDROM under DOS is the drive D: d: cd \doc\FAQ\txt edit Linux-FAQ For more or updated documentation, see . 2.2 Is there a help command? Most Linux commands can be run with the "--help" option. For example, this will give you a concise help on the Linux cp (copy) command: cp --help | less More extensive info is accessed from the command line using the so-called manual pages man topic . For example: man cp will display the manual page for the "cp" command. The manual pages are the standard "help" system under Linux, and contain wealth of detailed, technical information, but often require an effort to understand by a newbie. The man command uses the simple utility called less that lets you scroll through a text. Use arrows to scroll, press "q" to quit. (Actually, less can do more than this. Press "h" for help when running less , or learn more about less using man less .) 22
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There is also the info command info topic . For example: info cp Often info contains information similar to man , but more up-to-date. Unfortunately, the info navigating utility is not very intuitive. If you don’t remember exactly the name of the command that you need to use, try apropos . For example, to obtain a list of commands which have something to do with "copy", try: apropos copy In some menu driven programs, most notebly under setup when browsing the system services, you may press F1 for info what the particular service does. The kde windows manager includes a GUI-based "help browser", which can be started by clicking the "book with a light" icon on the Kpanel. This browser can be used to access the kde-specific help as well as the system manual pages. The Gnome desktop contains a similar help system. If you want to learn about the many packages that come on your CDs in rpm format, you may want to use the GUI-based glint (type glint in an X-terminal) to browse through the packages, display the info that they contain, and install them if you wish (the installation has to be done as root). Under RH6.0, the glint program is substituted with gnorpm , which is much faster, but also somewhat less convenient to use. 2.3 Newsgroups These can be a intimidating place to be--the world’s strangest wackos seem to be all browsing the newsgroups. I just choose to ignore the stupid or offensive postings or e-mails. For the malicious ones, I make an exception and inform the system administrator at their originating e-mail provider.
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  • Disk partitioning, Debian, Red Hat, Linux distribution

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