[Beowulf] about 'man' Re: Users abusing screen

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Oct 21 12:45:38 EDT 2011



On 10/21/11 9:12 AM, "Prentice Bisbal" <prentice at ias.edu> wrote:
>
>Ellis,
>
>Using nohup was exactly the advice I gave to one of my users yesterday.
>Not sure if he'll use it. 'man' is a very difficult program to learn,
>from what I understand.

Well... 'man' is easy, but sometimes, you need decent examples and
tutorials.  Just knowing what all the switches are and the format is like
giving someone a dictionary and saying: now write me a sonnet.  This is
especially so for the "swiss army knife" type utilities (grep, I'm looking
at you!)


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