Often when people are introduced to Unix, they are told the documentation is in 'man' and that typing 'man man' will teach them what they need to know to get started.
Ordinary people are not expected to do so at all. Only people who want to stop being ordinary need ever get behind a shell prompt.
Maybe you should try "mount man"?
man man man?
% man: why did you get a divorce?
The only people I've heared saying to newbies that they should use man man have been academic wannabe dumbasses that are so narrow minded its sad. If UNIX required secret handshakes and black magic and woodoo they would be all happy, and proud themselves on their self proclaimed wizard sk1llz and genius.
"If UNIX required secret handshakes and black magic and woodoo they would be all happy, and proud themselves on their self proclaimed wizard sk1llz and genius. "
Just me (Sir to you)
I just sent away for my Lucky Astrology Unix Decoder Ring last week! As soon as I get it, then I can be cool too!!!
UNIX does have black magic: http://www.clueless.com/jargon3.0.0/deep_magic.html
% man: is windows documentation better than unix?
On the other hand there's Tkman which puts a TCL/Tk GUI on top of man pages. Of course, you have to install the TCL/Tk libs first, but they have a lot of other nice utilities written for them.
Well whether the advice giver says, "man man will get you started" or just explains what the man pages are and implies that they are sufficient to guide a new user through learning the system, the result is about the same. And I've heard both recommendations plenty of times.
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