Secrets of the man command

The most referenced and most often used command on any Linux distribution is man, which lets users read the manual pages of other commands. Here are a couple of less well-known but useful commands that let you bookmark a position within a man page, and test a command you read from the man page without closing the page.

Trick #1: Bookmarking

Man uses the less utility to display the manual pages on your screen. When reading through a lengthy man page, I often forget an interesting fact if I don't make a note of it somewhere before moving on to reading the rest of the man page. In such a scenario you can create a bookmark within the man page.