FAQ: Linux Shell Utilities - Access Documentation in Linux

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Introduction to Linux

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BETA version of linux course:
man ls and man man both didnt work in the web-interface-terminal


I ran into the same thing.

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Same thing for me. Is there anyway to skip past this exercise and continue on with the course, or do we have to wait until they fix it?

Same here. It throws:
bash: man: command not found.
Not being able to continue the course should be fixed, too

I also am having this issue.

non of the commands worked for me either:
I can still progress through to the next section, but nothing has been learned in this one.

Man commands are still not working.

I have ran into this same issue, is there a work around yet?

Hey everyone :wave:

Appears this is a common issue so I’ve gone ahead and reported it, hopefully we can get a fix soon!

Happy coding all :slight_smile:


I’m still having this issue as well. I typed all the commands it asked me to and was able to proceed with the course despite not really know what the commands are supposed to do.

am having the same issue not being able to continue whith the course since the terminal doesn’t reconize the words am copying and pasting in bash

man still not working now

man and info files in /usr/bin/ missing.

Issue first reported in March 22 and still has not been fixed!

Cannot progress course due to this issue.

Hi @notlyall , any updates on when this will be fixed? I’d like to finish this course soon. Thanks!


I don’t have any more information than you do unfortunately, best to check with customer support via https://help.codecademy.com :slightly_smiling_face:

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Have you tried resetting the exercise? You can do so by clicking Get Unstuck in the upper right corner, then resetting will be one of the options.

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Woops! I thought you were staff. I think its fixed now and I managed to progress with the course. Thanks

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Looks like the issue still exist. I know it’s been a few months, but how did you manage to get past it? I’ve reached out to customer support. Hopefully they’ll fix it soon.

For anyone coming because of the error with the man and the info command. just type: “man man” and “info ls”.

That will solve the issue :wink: