Get help on Linux command Command.


   Linux command command is use to execute a simple command or display information about commands.  The Linux command command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get help on Linux command command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux command command, the command command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux command command.


Get Linux command command help


  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command with -m option to get the help for command command using the manpage format.

command linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help -m command


    command - Execute a simple command or display information about commands.



    command [-pVv] command [arg ...]



    Execute a simple command or display information about commands.


    Runs COMMAND with ARGS suppressing  shell function lookup, or display

    information about the specified COMMANDs.  Can be used to invoke commands

    on disk when a function with the same name exists.



      -p        use a default value for PATH that is guaranteed to find all of

        the standard utilities

      -v        print a description of COMMAND similar to the `type' builtin

      -V        print a more verbose description of each COMMAND


    Exit Status:

    Returns exit status of COMMAND, or failure if COMMAND is not found.






    GNU bash, version 4.0.16(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

    Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>


[linux@fedora11 ~]$



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