Simple Version Of The Command Manual Pages

Inspired by I think there should be additional documentation for the Linux terminal commands. Two versions where one should contain basic words and simple wordings. If it could help more people understand complex programs I think it will be worth it. To get more documentation in the hands of the users I suggest using wikipedia as a storage. Maybe there is a possibility to crowd source comments to improve the simplified manual.


ls is the command in Linux to list files in folders. If you enter ‘ls’ in the terminal you list the files in the current folder.
The command has many options. Where some are.

-l    list more detailed information.
-R    also show content of sub folders.

Here you write ‘ls -l’ in the terminal to use the -l option.

Example in the terminal.

per ~ $ ls

Bilder Hämtningar Mallar Publikt Temp

Dokument ideaproj Musik Skrivbord Video

fsdf Program squeak VirtualBox VMs

per ~ $