You can present a one-page display of information with the help command.
At the prompt, type:
The system displays information similar to the following:
Look in a printed manual for general help if you can. You should have someone show you some things and then read "Using and Managing AIX" manual. The commands: man -k keyword lists commands relevant to a keyword man command prints out the manual pages for a command are helpful; other basic commands are: cat - concatenates files (and just prints them out) ex - text editor ls - lists contents of directory mail - sends and receives mail passwd - changes login password sccshelp - views information on the Source Code Control System smit - system management interface tool tset - sets terminal modes who - who is on the system write - writes to another user You could find programs about mail by the command: man -k mail and print out the man command documentation via: man mail You can log out by typing "exit".
See the help command in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Commands Reference for the exact syntax.