Launch a command from a manpage

!date
Launch a command from within a manpage, vim style. This is rather trivial, but can be very useful to try out the functions described in a manpage without actually quitting it (or switching to another console/screen/...).
Sample Output
Mon Mar  2 15:55:01 CET 2009
!done  (press RETURN)

10
By: raphink
2009-03-02 14:55:56
man

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This is because the manpages use the less pager by default. This is a less feature, rather than a man feature.
atoponce · 485 weeks and 3 days ago
Ah, right, so it's good to know for less, too.
raphink · 485 weeks and 3 days ago

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