Kali Linux Command Lines Part 4 – Man Pages

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Welcome to Kali Linux Command Lines – Part 4. This part will explain the use of Man pages (also called Manual Pages) on your Unix or Linux computer. I’ll talk about related commands like ‘whereis‘ & ‘whatis‘. Man pages can be used to know the use of tools or how to use tools.

Note: For Video Lab/Demo of this part, click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8mMa49f-c 


Let’s begin…

Do you know what hydra does ? if yes then ok, if no, then here’s what we can do…

>> go directly to terminal, and type

man hydra

>> or in more advance, if you want help for hydra, then you can type

hydra -h


Similarly, do you know what nmap does? if yes then ok, if no, then here’s what we can do…

man nmap


nmap -h


Any time you’re confused about tools in Kali Linux, then go to terminal and start using man pages or help commands.


>> More on this, I said I would talk about “whereis” and “whatis“:

>> Let’s type

whatis hydra” : Gives us brief description of hydra


whereis hydra” : Gives us location of hydra


So, in any case you need help, utilize the main tool of Kali Linux, i.e. man pages and help files.

Note: For Video Lab/Demo of this part, click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8mMa49f-c 


Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to provide me feedback. 🙂

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