Manuals or other information for system users detailing software features and functionality.

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Beginning to learn Unix and Linux

I am a beginner, I want to learn unix and linux, and be a professional. Where should I start?
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How can I add man page entries for my own power tools?

I have no idea about how I can make my home-grown specialist scripts (written mostly in Bash and Perl) available through the man pages. What procedure would I have to follow, and is there a ...
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Why do some commands have man pages and other commands use --help?

Wouldn't it be more consistent if one of these always worked?
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Tricks and tips for finding information in man pages

Does anyone have any tricks and tips for finding information in man pages?
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Any good LVM tutorial?

I'm planning to user LVM in my next Linux installation, any links to good LVM tutorials/guides/FAQs would be welcomed.
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What does the `who` command result `root :0` mean?

The return value of command who will always include root :0 in X Window pts. I guess it actually means the GNOME login. Am I right? Another question is where to get this knowledge, as I don't see it ...
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missing man pages of some commands

Typing man alias gives me No manual entry for alias The same thing goes for export and eval. At first I thought it only happens to shell built-in commands but man echo gives me the man page. ...