Man Pages are the easiest way to RTFM....

If you have ever been looking for more details than --help or -h provide.  Check for a man page.  Don't know what command to use to make a copy of a file?  Try man -k copy and see what commands come up to help you.  man is the original online help system.  It is one of the most powerful tools to master for new Linux users.  This article gives a brief but helpful intro to man.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.