How do I get brief description of command on linux?

  • Also see: Man page for whatis.

    Using the whatis command.

    $ whatis uuidgen
    uuidgen (1)          - create a new UUID value
    $ whatis unshare
    unshare (1)          - run program with some namespaces unshared from parent
    unshare (2)          - disassociate parts of the process execution context

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