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Old 06-25-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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man pages: how to exit?

This has got to be the dumbest question ever asked ... nevertheless, I'm stumped.

I lack knowedge about shell command foo (at this point, foo is nearly anything but cd, ls and man ). So, I type man foo and get all the info on foo; it's many pages worth of text but that's fine. I get the information I need, and am ready to actually use the foo command. Problem!

How the (beepi-di-beep) do I exit man?? I've tried Ctrl-Break, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-Q, Ctrl-X, Esc, Enter, Ctrl-Shift-Caps-Alt---, but I can't figure it out! I always end up killing the shell window and opening up a new one (I can do this because I'm in the relative safety of a gui), but there's gotta be a proper way.

Even man man says nothing about this, which means I'm allowed to moan and beg here. Moan! Beg! Help!
Old 06-25-2004, 09:03 AM   #2
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q i think should work

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Old 06-25-2004, 09:03 AM   #3
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I think it's just the 'q to exit the man


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