Getting computer help on-line
There are a number of ways to get on-line help. These can be really
valuable when there is nobody around and you have a specfic question. There
are also useful on-line tutorials that you might want to use to learn basic
UNIX cammands, for instance.
- Manual pages, or man pages,
as they are usually called are available in a number of ways.
type "man topic" in a terminal window to bring up a man page for the topic
you typed after the word man. For example, by typing "man ls", you will
learn about the ls command. Under the X Windows system there is likely to
be an application called xman that can be used to view man pages.
- The Indiana
University Knowledge Base
can be used to search for answers to your questions.
You just need to define your search terms and then hit the search button.
For example, to learn about UNIX,
just enter "learn unix" (without the double quotation marks),
in the search box. You will
see the following response: