Bash Scripting: man and – -help

Last time I went through some general scripting concepts and recommendations, leaning towards Bash (or ‘shell’) scripting. I know you’re itching to get started with scripting, but how do you know what each command does, and what ‘arguments’ are available with each command. Step in the man pages. Man pages – What are they and how do I find them? Each command used in terminal (and so usable in bash scripting) comes with an information page to help describe its primary function and any options that can be used. These information pages are referred to as the ‘man’ pages (short… read more →

Posted on 13th July 2012 by Darren Wallace