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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

man google-chrome




For the command top
man 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