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I recently gave a workshop on Linux tools and have been telling students to consulconsult the man pages of commands should they run into errors.

However, I noticed that the command itself never returns a message to see the man page with the man command.

Most commands advise to use the --help option, use the info page, a blurb on the usage or just print the error message.

I am wondering why does no command ask the user to consult the man page? Wouldn't that be the first place to go looking when it is being used incorrectly?

I recently gave a workshop on Linux tools and have been telling students to consul man pages of commands should they run into errors.

However, I noticed that the command itself never returns a message to see the man page with the man command.

Most commands advise to use the --help option, use the info page, a blurb on the usage or just print the error message.

I am wondering why does no command ask the user to consult the man page? Wouldn't that be the first place to go looking when it is being used incorrectly?

I recently gave a workshop on Linux tools and have been telling students to consult the man pages of commands should they run into errors.

However, I noticed that the command itself never returns a message to see the man page with the man command.

Most commands advise to use the --help option, use the info page, a blurb on the usage or just print the error message.

I am wondering why does no command ask the user to consult the man page? Wouldn't that be the first place to go looking when it is being used incorrectly?

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Why does no command advise the user to consult thea man page on incorrect usage?

I recently gave a workshop on Linux tools and have been telling students of consulting theto consul man pages of commands should they run into errors. 

However, I noticed that never the command itself never returns a message to see the man page with the man command. 

Most commands advise to use the --help option, use the info page, a blurb on the usage or just print the error message. 

I am wondering why does no command ask the user to consult the man page? Wouldn't that be the first place to go looklooking when it is being used incorrectly?

Why does no command advise user to consult the man page on incorrect usage?

I recently gave a workshop on Linux tools and have been telling students of consulting the man pages of commands should they run into errors. However, I noticed that never the command itself returns a message to see the man page with the man command. Most commands advise to use the --help option, use the info page, a blurb on the usage or just print the error message. I am wondering why does no command ask user to consult the man page? Wouldn't that be the first place to go look when it is being used incorrectly?

Why does no command advise the user to consult a man page on incorrect usage?

I recently gave a workshop on Linux tools and have been telling students to consul man pages of commands should they run into errors. 

However, I noticed that the command itself never returns a message to see the man page with the man command. 

Most commands advise to use the --help option, use the info page, a blurb on the usage or just print the error message. 

I am wondering why does no command ask the user to consult the man page? Wouldn't that be the first place to go looking when it is being used incorrectly?

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Why does no command advise user to consult the man page on incorrect usage?

I recently gave a workshop on Linux tools and have been telling students of consulting the man pages of commands should they run into errors. However, I noticed that never the command itself returns a message to see the man page with the man command. Most commands advise to use the --help option, use the info page, a blurb on the usage or just print the error message. I am wondering why does no command ask user to consult the man page? Wouldn't that be the first place to go look when it is being used incorrectly?