- man: at your Unix prompt, enter man followed by
the name of a command. Gives Unix man pages. Example:
$ man date
- Web man: a
Web interface to Unix man; for other flavors and keyword
searching, see the
FreeBSD Hypertext man pages;
- whatis: at your Unix prompt, enter whatis
followed by the name of the command. Gives short definition.
$ whatis uname
terminal acting "funny"? At your Unix prompt, enter:
$ set term=vt100
Unix: definition in the Free
Online Dictionary of Computing
for Users: This classic online Unix book can guide you
through learning Unix, developed at the University of Edinburgh,
Scotland, United Kingdom.
Tutorial For Beginners: This is an online Unix
tutorial, from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
- Unix Manuals and
Help Files: This site contains some good starting
information and lessons
for a beginning user of Unix, including a nice
and compact vi tutorial.
Webmonkey Unix Guide: a short but sweet guide to basic Unix
for Advanced Users:
notes used with the "Unix for Advanced Users" course offered by the Unix Workstation Support Group at Indiana University.
Tutorial: a thorough Web-based tutorial about the vi text
editor from Purdue University in Indiana, USA.
- Unix FAQs a
collection of several frequently-posted informational files from
Usenet newsgroups related to comp.unix.*
- Paper books and CDs: get some books
about Unix, or order CDs with the text of books on them.
- A guide, suitable for printing, in Adobe Acrobat
format, from Rice University, Texas, USA.
- IToolbox UNIX a
portal to information, news, guides, and documentation
- About.com's Unix section.
This Unix information directory gives you a good overview of many
Web resources about Unix.
Review: read an online magazine with regular columns
and feature stories about Unix.