How do I get more information on how to use a command/application?
There are three main repositories of documentation in UNIX.
- man - The UNIX Manual
- info - The UNIX Information System
- doc - The Documentation Tree
Note: You may also wish to visit our Documentation page.
For information about gcc, the GNU C Compiler, you would use:
man displays pages of the UNIX manual (a multivolume documentation project) in a terminal, one page at a time. For a more graphical representation, use: