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Re: Another list? (was Linux vs. NT Security contest)



Toomas Kiisk wrote:
> 
> > are actually quite useful to more experienced users...4) you have to know
> > what command you want help on before they're any help at all.
> 
> Try:
> man -k <keyword>
> apropos <keyword>
> 
> --
> 
> vix

Unfortunately, finding the right keyword can sometimes be like playing
the thesaurus game (or finding something in the yellow pages without the
hints). And sometimes the keyword can be too general to be useful. Man
requires a clue. Not everyone (self included) has enough of a clue about
everything they might want to look up to be able to effectively use man. 

Justin