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 【F1 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