I finally got fed up when wanting to read about bash's
read and it's
-s option with
man bash. I found the right spot eventually (around line 4500), but it was a frustrating as usual, since both
/read and even
/\s-s\s searches have way too many matches.
So, the question is: How can I read long man pages efficiently, or get same information in other ways, locally? As a specific example, how to reach the relevant documentation after seeing
read -s pwd in a shell script? A good answer could be a shell script snippet, or hint about some tool and how it is used, or something else entirely, as long as it helps in finding the right spot to read.
Note: I'm not tagging with bash because I want the question to be about man page reading in general, even though that quite possibly is the most commonly encountered humongous man page.