How to get full details about a Linux command in the terminal?

Published December 28, 2022

To get the full details about a Linux command in the terminal, you can use the command called man followed by writing the command you need to know the details of.

For example, let's say we need to get the full details of the ls command. To do that, we can use the man Linux command followed by writing the ls command.

It can be done like this,

# Get full details of a Linux command in the terminal 🌟

# Example: To get the full details of the `ls` command
man ls

After executing the above command in the terminal, you can see an output like in the below image,

screenshot of the output of the man ls command

As you can see from the above screenshot, a handful of information is shown in the terminal including the name of the command, the syntax or the usage of the command, the command description, the command arguments, etc. which is exactly what we want.

That's all 😃.

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