Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-28-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
accessing man pages

I have a few questions about man pages

How may I view the manpages in something else other than terminal?

In the terminal how may I exit a man page?

Thanks in advance!
Old 08-28-2004, 07:58 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 474Reputation: 474Reputation: 474Reputation: 474Reputation: 474
To exit a man page, press the "q" key. Where else were you thinking of viewing the pages? They are all online.
Old 08-28-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Debian, Mandrake, Fedora
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
To exit a man page just press 'q'. To read a man page in the browser, Google for man XXX. ;-)
Old 08-28-2004, 09:16 PM   #4
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: York, PA
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenBSD
Posts: 162

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yeah there are ways to view man pages. Like previously posted google, or you can type
$ xman &
To make it a background job (in your shell). You'll see a little small white box come up. You should know what to do from there =)
Old 08-28-2004, 10:24 PM   #5
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 33

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks very much!

ctrl+q should be implemented


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C++ man pages Guest1234 Linux - Newbie 2 06-29-2008 09:12 AM
man pages q. jnusa Linux - Software 6 02-03-2006 08:40 AM
C man pages sono2 Programming 4 09-12-2005 01:24 AM
C man pages sono2 Linux - Software 2 09-09-2005 12:24 PM
Trouble Accessing man pages John Parsons Linux - Newbie 10 02-04-2005 04:16 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration