View Full Version : man command/ssh client question

01-23-2004, 02:21 PM
I'm a bit of a UNIX noob. I need some help so I can help myself. What's up with the 'man' command? Shouldn't I be able to just type something like...

man ps

...when logged in and get the help info?

Also, does anybody know if there is a *free* ssh client that will remember all the connection settings for one/multiple sites? Putty is fine, but it's annoying to set up the options every time before connecting.


01-23-2004, 02:27 PM
Just figured out the 'save sessions' option in Putty. Nevermind about that.

Could still use help with the man command though.

01-23-2004, 02:40 PM
'man' isn't installed on Westhost... which saves space I guess.

There are two options (assuming you're on Windows):
1. Install the Cygwin packages (from RedHat) on your home computer, which will give you the possibility of experimenting with Unix/Linux on the safety of your own box. Plus it comes with a full set of man pages.
2. Use a man page web site. There are many out there.... www.rt.com/man is one I remember, otherwise google for 'unix man pages'.

I really recommend playing with Cygwin tho. Thats how I got started with Unix. No it wasn't actually... someone gave me the MKS Toolkit back in the days of MS-DOS which allowed me to run Unix commands and shells under DOS. Then later I discovered 4DOS... but now I'm rambling.