help

 

Get help on Linux help Command.

 

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

 

Get Linux help 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 help command using the manpage format.

help linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help -m help

NAME

    help - Display information about builtin commands.

 

SYNOPSIS

    help [-ds] [pattern ...]

 

DESCRIPTION

    Display information about builtin commands.

 

    Displays brief summaries of builtin commands.  If PATTERN is

    specified, gives detailed help on all commands matching PATTERN,

    otherwise the list of help topics is printed.

 

    Options:

      -d        output short description for each topic

      -m        display usage in pseudo-manpage format

      -s        output only a short usage synopsis for each topic matching

        PATTERN

 

    Arguments:

      PATTERN   Pattern specifiying a help topic

 

    Exit Status:

    Returns success unless PATTERN is not found or an invalid option is given.

 

SEE ALSO

    bash(1)

 

IMPLEMENTATION

    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 <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

 

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

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