Duckduckgo for Man pages

certmistercertmister Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
I've been using duckduckgo as my search engine for the last year since Google finally peed me off enough to actually leave them. Now that I am starting back into Linux+ I found a really cool feature on ddg I thought I'd share with you. You can get Man Page goodness directly. You can get a summary and a link(linuxcommand.org) with more info or you can go straight to man.cx with the full listing.

example for ifconfig:

summary and link version:
man ifconfig



direct to man.cx:
!man ifconfig



Man pages get really annoying after a while in the terminal window plus it's nice to just get a summary sometimes.

Comments

  • RoguetadhgRoguetadhg CompTIA A+, Network+. Member Posts: 2,489 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Nice!

    What are you using for your Linux+?
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  • certmistercertmister Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    • The official objectives as a guide
    • Multiple linux titles from the Safari Books Online and Kindle Stores (got sick of paying a fortune for paper books that ended up as monitor props afterwards)
    • Man Pages plus lots of imagination (making up scenarios so I can try out as many command options as possible)
    • CentOS and Ubuntu in Virtualbox
    • Internet Forums, Duckduckgo, IRC
    Linux is a beautiful OS to use once you get your hands dirty. I've been using it on and off since the mid 90's. After Cisco exams, most other exams seem timid.
  • W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Personally I prefer to just do man <command name>. If the terminal gets boring, I would recommend customizing it to make it look cool. Maybe give it a transparent background with a text color that you can still see over your background.
    Being a sys admin sucks but I love it
  • RoguetadhgRoguetadhg CompTIA A+, Network+. Member Posts: 2,489 ■■■■■■■■□□
    ^ transparency with a good looking babe in the background. I Prefer Terminator instead of the included terminal.

    Makes me want to keep the virtualbox open just to have the background up :D

    Not to mention either BlazBlue / GuiltyGear soundtrack playing. Nothing like some instrumental rock music to get the mind in study mode!
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  • W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Roguetadhg wrote: »
    ^ transparency with a good looking babe in the background. I Prefer Terminator instead of the included terminal.

    Makes me want to keep the virtualbox open just to have the background up :D

    Not to mention either BlazBlue / GuiltyGear soundtrack playing. Nothing like some instrumental rock music to get the mind in study mode!

    Terminator is the best. That's the only terminal I'll use nowadays.
    Being a sys admin sucks but I love it
  • RoguetadhgRoguetadhg CompTIA A+, Network+. Member Posts: 2,489 ■■■■■■■■□□
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    Darn Tooten.
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