Linux: Bash Manual in Chapters, Using Emacs for Info

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Linux bash man page man bash is huge, 5.3k lines, hard to find info.

You can install emacs's info manual, which is nicely separated into chapters.

bash manual info doc emacs
bash manual in info doc, one chapter per page

To install: sudo apt-get install bash-doc.

Once installed, launch emacs emacs &, then type 【Ctrl+h i】 . Then, you can use mouse to browse just like a web browser.

Or, you can use keys.

Info Keybinding

see Emacs: View Info Page

Bash/Terminal Topic

  1. Bash Keys, Terminal Keys, Man Page Keys
  2. Bash Prompt Setup
  3. Bash Color Prompt
  4. .bashrc, .profile, .bash_profile
  5. Virtual Console
  6. Terminal Control Sequence Keys
  7. Reset Terminal
  8. tmux
  9. man page
  10. Bash Manual in Chapters
  11. BASH Shell Misc Tips
  12. Log Terminal Session

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