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Category: Linux Terminal
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How to access linux man pages and output specific manual page to a .txt file
The man (manual) pages, provide information about the packages installed on your system as well as Linux system commands plus a list of extra commands / arguments that can be used through the terminal.
For example the man (manual) pages for google chrome can be found by entering the following command in the terminal
For the command top
You can also output the man page to a .txt file. In the example below I am outputting the man page for google chrome using the following commands below.
man google-chrome > google_chrome_man_page.txt