OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

2.3.1 Displaying Manual Pages with man

If you know the name of a command, but you are not sure what it does, the man command can be helpful. Type the following to find out more about this command:

$ man man

This command displays the first part of a SunOS manual reference page in the window display area. Press the Space Bar to see the next screen, or press the Q key to quit and return to the command prompt. Use the man command to see all the available options and to show the proper command syntax. Manual reference pages often provide examples which illustrate various uses of the command.