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
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?