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I third info gawk, as long as you can view it in HTML. (Using the raw info system would almost be enough to convince me to learn perl).
I always use Konqueror to view info, the syntax is: info:gawk or ##gawk. Just enter the above in the "Location:" box. (The 'g' is necessary.)
As you might expect the general case is: info:<command> or ##<command>.
BTW, man:<command> or #<command>, will get you man pages.
A really nice feature of the Konqueror HTML display, is that the info system structure all becomes regular links & can be opened in multiple tabs. (Right & middle click are your friends. ). Also, in the man page conversion many references to other man pages become useable links.
I sometimes call these pseudo-protocols, but the real name is "Kioslave". There are 2 lists of them in the KDE help system: one, under "Kioslaves" in the main contents; the other, on a page titled "IO-Slaves" found using the "help:" kioslave -- help:kioslave.
These lists are not quite identical.
Some of the help is good, some rudimentary.
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