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Finding the Description of a Unix Command

Make sure you have logged in to an SSH Client and are at the Unix terminal. Instructions on how to log in to an SSH Client can be found at the Help page.

To submit a command line in Unix, press Enter.

To get a description of what a specific command does, enter whatis command.

To get more information about a specific command, enter man command.

Example:

  • whatis rm will return information on the remove command.

Last updated July 10, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

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