Posted Jun 12, 2009 4:32 UTC (Fri) by eru
In reply to: man
Parent article: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria"
Presumably and probably correctly, the authors of GUI applications assume
that users will find the "Help" menu item
This misses one of the most useful aspects of properly implemented "man": using it to discover what is available. Often I want do do something but don't quite remember what the relevant program is, so I type "man -k <subject>", and more often than not it comes up with useful suggestions. (Unfortunately, if TCL is installed, the output is often full of its functions, and man section selection does not work with "-k"; here is a thing to fix).
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