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 ====== Finding Help From Within the Shell ====== ====== Finding Help From Within the Shell ======
  
-Note: Please look [[#sdfspecific|further down]] about help facilities specific to SDF, like the FAQ!+Note: Please look [[#SDF specific help|further down]] about help facilities specific to SDF, like the FAQ!
  
 While the UNIX shell may seem a bit daunting and cold with cryptic two-letter commands, dozens of command line switches, and no animated paper clips to show you the way, there are several different ways of getting help from the system. While the UNIX shell may seem a bit daunting and cold with cryptic two-letter commands, dozens of command line switches, and no animated paper clips to show you the way, there are several different ways of getting help from the system.
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-===== [[|Using Manpages]] =====+===== Using Manpages =====
  
 ==== The Definitive Guide to RTFMing ==== ==== The Definitive Guide to RTFMing ====
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 However, navigation is different in the standard info reader, as it is based on the "​emacs"​ text editor. \\ Quick key help (for more, consult "info info"​):​ However, navigation is different in the standard info reader, as it is based on the "​emacs"​ text editor. \\ Quick key help (for more, consult "info info"​):​
  
-SPACE, ​BACKSPACEpage ​forward, ​backwardTABplace ​cursor onto next menu item or link (info files are hyperlinked)RETURNjump ​to the place where the link the cursor is sitting on points ​tol (the letter ell)get back to the spot from where last jump startedu ​pup, next, previous node (info files are hierarchically structured)qquit the info reader+^Key ^ 
 +|SPACE, ​BACKSPACE | page forward, ​backward | 
 +|TAB|place ​cursor onto next menu item or link (info files are hyperlinked)
 +|RETURN|jump ​to the place where the link the cursor is sitting on points ​to| 
 +|l (the letter ell)|get back to the spot from where last jump started| 
 +|u p|up, next, previous node (info files are hierarchically structured)
 +|q|quit ​the info reader|
  
 With most terminals, you can also move around using the cursor keys (arrows). With most terminals, you can also move around using the cursor keys (arrows).
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 There are also a number of tools at SDF that you can use to get more help. Type the following commands at a shell prompt. There are also a number of tools at SDF that you can use to get more help. Type the following commands at a shell prompt.
  
-helpThe ​SDF help system.faqA collection of frequently asked questions. Type 'g ' to enter a topic, '​l'​ to list the questions in the topic, and 't ' to read the FAQ. The FAQ is also available [[faq|on the SDF website]].helpdeskIf ​you cannot find your answer in the man pages, help, faq, or googling post a question to the helpdesk and a friendly member of the community will answer your question. Any member with ARPA status can login as an attendent to answer questions. Please note: in helpdesk you should only post questions directly related to SDF's systems, but not about general UNIX, programming or gardening - these belong to the bboard!bboardcomCom ​and bboard are meeting places for the SDF community. You could also pose your question there. Bboard and faq have the same interface. See [[tutorials/comnotirc|COM is not IRC]] for how to use com.+=== help ===  
 +The SDF help system. 
 +=== faq ===  
 +collection of frequently asked questions. Type 'g ' to enter a topic, '​l'​ to list the questions in the topic, and 't ' to read the FAQ. The FAQ is also available [[faq:faq|on the SDF website]]. 
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 +=== helpdesk ===  
 +If you cannot find your answer in the man pages, help, faq, or googling post a question to the helpdesk and a friendly member of the community will answer your question. Any member with ARPA status can login as an attendent to answer questions. Please note: in helpdesk you should only post questions directly related to SDF's systems, but not about general UNIX, programming or gardening - these belong to the bboard! 
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 +=== bboard & com ===  
 +Com and bboard are meeting places for the SDF community. You could also pose your question there. Bboard and faq have the same interface. See [[tutorials:comnotirc|COM is not IRC]] for how to use com.
  
 And of course there are the online tutorials that you are reading right now! The top level page is [[tutorials:​tutorials]]. And of course there are the online tutorials that you are reading right now! The top level page is [[tutorials:​tutorials]].
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