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This microscript looks up a man page for each word possible, and if the correct page is not found, uses w3m and Google's "I'm feeling lucky" to output a first possible result. This script was made as a result of an idea on a popular Linux forum, where users often send other people to RTFM by saying something like "man backup" or "man ubuntu one". To make this script replace the usual man command, save it as ".man.sh" in your home folder and add the following string to the end of your .bashrc file:
Some commands have more information on 'info' than in the man pages
Sometimes you don't have man pages only '-h' or '--help'.
Same as the other rtfm's, but using the more correct xdg-open instead of $BROWSER.
I can't find a way to open info only if the term exists, so it stays out of my version.
Simple edit to work for OSX.
Now just add this to your ~/.profile and `source ~/.profile`
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