|Department of Engineering|
|University of Cambridge > Engineering Department > computing help|
The unix online manual gives detailed information on every program on the system. Although it is sometimes quite hard to understand it does cover a vast quantity of material.
If you are not sure what command to use for something, a useful way to find out is to try
man -k topic
which will print out a single line for all the unix manual entries which contain the word topic in their title. You can then find out more using man ManualEntry.
Apart from the online manuals there are a number of useful printed guides which can be borrowed from the machine room at the far end of the Design and Project office. There is a program called manuals which tells you which manuals can be borrowed.
Many of the graphics commands now accept -help as a flag. E.g., xterm -help gives a lot of assistance.
|operators||(the operators). General problems|
|help||More advanced problems, general advice|
|postmaster||Electronic mail problems|
|sysman||Serious system problems|
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