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Old 08-13-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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getting out of a man page!


I'm on Red Hat 8 and when I am looking through a man page and it tells me I'm at the end, the only way I know to get out of it is to type Ctrl-Z. Is that the right way to do it, or is that kind of overkill?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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Just type q
 
Old 08-13-2004, 09:28 PM   #3
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Re: getting out of a man page!

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I'm on Red Hat 8 and when I am looking through a man page and it tells me I'm at the end, the only way I know to get out of it is to type Ctrl-Z. Is that the right way to do it, or is that kind of overkill?
ctrl - z will suspend a process.

i second the 'q' notion

--vq
 
Old 04-09-2018, 07:29 PM   #4
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Cool

I would say that there are plenty of methods to achieve this action. But usually CTRL+C should do the trick. Without "overkilling" it.
Just a little bit late, but I feel that it was still relevant for anyone else looking for the answer in the future, hehe.
 
Old 04-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #5
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q for "quit."

Play Bonny!

 
Old 04-09-2018, 09:29 PM   #6
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When I open a man page in a terminal emulator (tried it just now with xfce4-terminal, Terminator, and xterm), there's a line right at the bottom of the window: "(press h for help or q to quit)"

Maybe that line didn't appear back in 2004 when this thread was started, not sure.
 
Old 04-09-2018, 09:49 PM   #7
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It will depend on the pager that is used with 'man'. 'man' defaults to using 'less' so "q" to quit is the default. There should be no need to bomb with Ctrl-C.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 07:57 AM   #8
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Just a little bit late, but I feel that it was still relevant for anyone else looking for the answer in the future, hehe.
No kidding... This thread is around 14 years old! Besides nowadays man tells you to press q to quit right on the bottom curses "taskbar" in the terminal.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 09:30 AM   #9
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I wonder if this threat had anything to do with that.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 11:30 AM   #10
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Doh! Another zombie thread resurrected, and I'm guilty of helping to raise the dead! Aarrgghh!

Play Bonny!

 
Old 04-10-2018, 12:29 PM   #11
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Yes, it's hard to escape, this is more or less a man's world
 
Old 04-10-2018, 05:21 PM   #12
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cntrl-c key.
 
  


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