Recently installed nmap but I don't know how to use it. I found the documentation, but I'd rather not have to leave the command line every time I try to learn something new with it. I'm still working through a book on Linux so I apologize if this is an easy thing to do.

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    I recommend you to use a terminal emulator with tabs support (like gnome-terminal). That way you can read manpages without leaving the command line. – nxnev Dec 31 '17 at 0:57
  • Thank you good sir! I'm going to install that package right now. This may be a dumb question but do I need to have a GUI to use it? I've been using fedora server edition this whole time so that I can get used to it. – Sidney Upton Dec 31 '17 at 1:09
  • CLI terminal multiplexers, like screen and tmux lets you have several terminal sessions on one login/connection. Fedora has both of those programs in the repositories. – Mioriin Dec 31 '17 at 1:14
  • @SidneyUpton Yes, it needs a GUI. Sorry, I assumed you had one. Though, as far as I know, you can switch tty by pressing Ctrl + Alt + (F1, F2, ..., F7). – nxnev Dec 31 '17 at 1:25
  • Oh okay thanks! I was wondering why it told me permission denied when I tried to assign it to a fake user in my system. Sorry for the dumb questions I'm still pretty new to this. Thanks for your time man I appreciate it. – Sidney Upton Dec 31 '17 at 1:27

You can use man nmap to read manual of nmap. If you want to read some other documentation outside of manual files, you can save the documentation as text file and cat or less it in console to read it.

  • @SidneyUpton Welcome to Unix/Linux. – jdwolf Dec 31 '17 at 2:00

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