0aslam0 0aslam0 - 4 months ago 7
Linux Question

Navigate to another man page within a man page

Say I have given

man ls
.

Within this man page I found another function/keyword that I wanted to check up. Say I found the function name by doing
/fun_name
. Now I want to see the man page of this
fun_name
. Only way I know of is to quit to present man page and do
man fun_name
.

Is there a shortcut?

Answer

When inside the man page, do the following:

  • Press ! followed by a valid shell command.
  • For example : !man cat
  • You can exit by pressing q
  • It would say, !done (press RETURN). You can either press ENTER key or continue pressing q to get out of the multiple man pages