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

  • 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. Sep 7, 2011 at 16:12

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