Out of a man page and back to bash prompt

Alvin info at alvin.be
Sat Sep 12 19:41:29 UTC 2009


On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:29:36 +0200, Terence Simpson  
<kubuntu.tsimpson at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Saturday 12 September 2009 19:20:51 john d. herron wrote:
>> Hi, all.
>>
>> I'm reading a man file in bash and don't know how to close the file and
>> get back
>> to the bash prompt. Stupid? I agree...
>>
>> Thanks for helping out.
>>
>> john
>> _________________________________________
>> Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
>> KDE 3.5.6 - Linux 2.6.20-17 generic
>>
>
> Man-pages are viewed in less by default, to quit less you type 'q' (for  
> quit).
> Another useful less function (especially for man-pages), typing '/' lets  
> you
> search the document, eg: "/something" will search the document for
> "something". Then pressing 'n' fill find the next occurrence, and  
> 'shift-n'
> will find the previous.
>
> Terence Simpson

To add a Kubuntu tip: as an alternative, you can use konqueror to view man  
pages, using the man kioslave: 'man'
Type for example 'man:adduser' in the address bar.




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