Linux how to exit man page

After finished reading a man page manual, press “q” on your keyboard to quite or exit the page.

Linux manual pages can be easily accessed via the terminal by typing man program-name.

Manual or info page navigation can be accomplished by using the up and down arrow keys or in some cases, by pressing enter for more

Once your finished viewing a manual or info page, you can exit or close the manual by simply pressing q. This will return you to the command prompt within the open terminal.

Example usage of man page:

  1. Open a terminal and type man mv (to open the manual for the ftp application)
  2. Use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to read the document.
  3. Once finished press q on your keyboard to quit reading the manual.

Note: Info can be used in place of man to access informational pages. For example: info ftp

By Keenlio, September 18, 2014

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