Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 31 – The –help option

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If you don’t want to read through man pages of a command to find out how it is used, you can specify the --help flag (its equivalent short option is -h) when executing a command, which will give you a description of how the command is used in a very concise and clear way.

Not all (executable) commands support the --help flag, but I found myself using --help more often than man.

Thank you for reading and hope you learned something useful!