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I tried to use the terminal. I typed "help" and was happy to see a list of commands appear on the screen, among which "use 'info bash' to find out more about the shell in general". So I typed 'info bash', and these words appeared :

File: ada-mode, Node: GNU Free Documentation License, Next: Index, Prev: Comment Handling, Up: Top

followed by various text paragraphs.

It looks like when I press the spacebar, I can jump to the next page of text. I cannot find how to exit this "application". How should I do ?

What is the name of this application?

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It's the GNU info system for documentation. To exit, hit q. To learn about it, enter info info

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As a general rule, text viewers in Unix (anything that is less or looks like less) are exited with q. So remember this key also for man and similar commands. –  jcrawfordor Sep 7 '11 at 16:12
    
Thank you for the answer and the advice. –  wil Sep 8 '11 at 14:18
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