Out of a man page and back to bash prompt

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Sep 16 13:41:26 UTC 2009

Emil Payne wrote:

> johnherron wrote:
>> Derek Broughton <derek <at> pointerstop.ca> writes:
>>> Alvin wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> or the shortcut: #
>>> #adduser
> I just tried that in Firefox.  It first said I needed to associate an
> application to the man: and then suggested gnome-help.  That works
> wonderfully.  Now it pops open a separate window with the entire
> man-page.  BTW - I tend to leave firefox open all the time so it's handy.

Nobody told you you could do it in Firefox, did they? :-)

I'm a bit surprised it worked, but it's worth knowing.

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