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Old 06-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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closing man pages in terminal


This is probably a really dumb question, but, I have been in a terminal and want to scroll back to look at some previous commands to figure out where I have gone wrong. My problem is that I did 'man make' to see how to use the make command as it was not working for me.

I've now read what I need, how do I exit from the manual and return to cli??
 
Old 06-27-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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Press "q" to exit man.
 
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:43 AM   #3
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Typically pressing the "q" button will get you out of the man page and back to the shell prompt.

While viewing the man page, you can press shift-up and shift-down to scroll up and down through the man page. Pressing the "b" button will also scroll back up and pressing "space bar" will move forward.

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Old 06-27-2009, 09:46 AM   #4
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I knew it would be simple, thanks guys!!
 
Old 06-27-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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Strictly speaking is the pager program (probably less) rather than "man".

If lost anytime (in *nix), try "q", <Ctrl>-c, <Ctrl>-d, ...
 
  


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