Out of a man page and back to bash prompt

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 14:59:13 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 16 September 2009 15:41:26 Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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.

Here on FF 3.5 it says: "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, 
because the protocol (man) isn't associated with any program." But it works 
beautifully in Konqueror and the ALT-F2 KRunner.

Best Regards / Med venlig hilsen

  Thomas Olsen

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