Linux Documentation, Manuals & Usenet Newsgroups

The Linux application documentation available under /usr/share/doc directory.

man command – provides detailed information on Linux commands including syntax and options. A user can use HOW-TO, README, INSTALL document for that application.

$ man ls
SPACEBAR – To advance to next page
B – move back a page
Q – Quit man utility and return to a command line
Slash (/) or Question mark (?) – To activate the search

info command – brings up a special screen listing different GNU applications like GNU, C, C++ compiler (gcc) and the Emacs editor

Linux Documentation, Manuals

  • Debian Documentation
    debian.org › doc
  • The Linux Documentation Project
    tldp.org › guides, linux.die.net
    ftp.iitb.ac.in › LDP › manpages › man
  • The Linux Kernel documentation: Application-developer documentation describing aspects of the kernel interface as seen by application
    kernel.org › doc › html
  • GNU Manuals Online
    gnu.org › manual › manual.en.html
  • GNU Bash Manual
    gnu.org › software › bash › manual
  • Linux Mint Documentation
    linuxmint.com › documentation
  • Kali Training Documentation
    kali.training › topic › documentation-sources
    kali.org › docs
  • Git Documentation
    SCMgit-scm.com › doc
  • Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners
    howtoforge.com › linux-man-command
  • SUSE LINUX Documentation
    pks.mpg.de › docs › suse10.1 › suselinux-manual_en › manual
  • MongoDB Manual
    docs.mongodb.com › manual › administration › install-enterprise-linux
  • Oracle Linux 7 Help Center
    docs.oracle.com › Operating Systems › Oracle Linux › Release 7
  • MySQL Documentation
    dev.mysql.com › doc
  • Product Documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
    access.redhat.com › documentation › en-us › Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux
  • Ubuntu Manual
    manpages.ubuntu.com
  • Documentation Guides & Manuals for OpenSUSE
    doc.opensuse.org
  • DB2 Version 9.5 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Manuals
    ibm.com › support › pages › db2-version-95-linux-unix-and-widows-english-manuals

Linux Newsgroups & Newsreaders

  • Announcements about Linux like news, bug fixes
    comp.os.linux.announce
  • FAQ & HOWTO files, and other important documentation
    comp.os.linux.answers
  • Unmoderated newsgroup for discussion of the administration of Linux systems
    comp.os.linux.development
  • Usenet newsgroup for end-user discussions of the Linux/m68k operating system
    comp.os.linux.m68k
  • News For Open Source Professionals
    linux.com
  • Manjaro News
    manjaro.org › news
  • Discussions about Red Hat Linux
    linux.redhat
  • Discussions about setting up and running the X Window System under Linux
    comp.os.linux.x
  • Linux setup and installation
    comp.os.linux.setup
  • Networking under Linux
    comp.os.linux.networking
  • Miscellaneous topics about Linux
    comp.os.linux.misc
  • Help with various aspects of Linux
    comp.os.linux.help
  • Discussions about Linux and various hardware
    comp.os.linux.hardware
  • Linux operating system development
    comp.os.linux.development.system
  • Linux application development
    comp.os.linux.development.apps
  • KDE newsreaders on the software list
    apps.kde.com
    KNode
  • GNOME newsreaders
    gnome.org
  • Mozilla newsreader
    mozilla.org
  • GNOME Windows-like Newsreader
    Sylpheed
  • Emacs editor, mail client, and newsreader
    Emacs
  • Usenet binary grabber for KDE
    KLibido
  • Based on GTK2 and looks like Forte Agent
    Pan
  • Graphical newsreader written in Python and GTK+ toolkit
    XPN
  • Mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support
    Thunderbird

Shell Manual

$ man bash for BASH Shell
$ man ksh for Korn Shell
$ man zsh for Z-shell
$ man tsch for TSCH shell
$ man csh for C-shell

  • A detailed online manual, FAQ, and content releases like Readline
    gnu.org/software/bash
  • Bash online manual
    gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html
  • Z shell website with references to FAQ and current downloads
    zsch.org
  • TCSH website with comprehensive support including manual, tips, FAQ and recent releases
    tcsh.org
  • Korn shell website with manual, FAQ and references
  • kornshell.com

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