Learn Linux: Help

What is the man? Let's see what it says itself:

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$ man -f man
man (1) - an interface to the on-line reference manuals
man (7) - macros to format man pages
man (1p) - display system documentation
Command Description
man Explanation manual for commands and files
man -f or whatis Short description for a command
man -k or apropos Commands list containing the argument keyword

Examples:

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$ man -f unzip
unzip (1) - list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive
$ man -k unzip
bunzip2 (1) - a block-sorting file compressor, v1.0.6
funzip (1) - filter for extracting from a ZIP archive in a pipe
gunzip (1) - compress or expand files
hunzip (1) - decompress and decrypt hzip files to the standard output
mtx-unzip (1) - (sujet inconnu)
unzip (1) - list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive
unzipsfx (1) - self-extracting stub for prepending to ZIP archives
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