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Old 01-17-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up What is a Linux Man Page?


Hi I don't know if this is the proper way to ask a question? What is a Linux Man Page? I already searched the forums and I couldn't find anything. Also what is RSS feed and Icq? These two I didn't look for but since I'm here I thought I'd ask? Thank you,Saquear!
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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A "man page" is short for "manual page", i.e., a page from a User's Manual. They are the primary "official" documentation of unix. SInce Linux is obviously a unix work-alike, it inherited man pages, too. What they actually are are (usually) short descriptions of commands, including their options, and syntax. If you have manpages installed, type "man man" for more information on using them.

RSS: I should know, but I am not familiar enough to give a good explanation. I just know that it is a news-feed protocol.

ICQ: an internet chat protocol. similar to MSN, AIM, and YM, I believe it predates them.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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Back in the Elder Days there where actually large comb-bound manuals containing printed pages that looked quite a bit like the on-screen man pages we use today.
I work at a public library and we had a copy of Bell Laboratories "Unix System User's Manual - Release 5" donated to us last summer. Since it was of no use to the library, I took it home and use it as a conversation piece on my desk. It's sitting next to me as I type this... Ah, nostalgia...

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Old 01-18-2005, 03:02 AM   #4
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From , Thank you Padma and Alex V. I'm going to learn one way or another but forums with peeps like you guys is really going to make a difference! Now what is news-feed protocol ? Saquear
 
Old 01-18-2005, 04:00 AM   #5
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Google Definitions

I think the "Really Simple Syndication" is the one you want ;) I heard RSS stood for something else at first, but turned into the above.

It's actually quite cool. For example, in Firefox, I have a button at the bottom of a website that sends an RSS feed. If I click the button (looks like a mini satellite) it puts that website in my bookmarks, in a folder like fashion. Then, no matter what page I'm on, I can browse the latest LQ threads (using LQ as the example ;) ) by dropping down my bookmarks and entering the folder for LQ.

Cool

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Old 01-18-2005, 10:05 AM   #6
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Try:
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in console
 
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From Thank you MasterC and kornerr I will try that ! Now what is LQ? thank you Saquear!!!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:22 PM   #8
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Are you just kidding? I'd like to...
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You may also visit http://www.thelinuxbox420.com for all required info for all newbies - easy and useful! At least visit this site to have a look at an AMAZING Linux jpg!!! You haven't seen anything before!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 01:52 PM   #9
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From Saquear , kornerr, WOW!!! What an amazing job you done on you site!!! Utterly fantastic!!! Guess we'll be seeing alot of each other, Wow that is really admirable,Wow again!!!
 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:12 AM   #10
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You may also visit http://www.thelinuxbox420.com for all required info for all newbies - easy and useful! At least visit this site to have a look at an AMAZING Linux jpg!!! You haven't seen anything before!
If that's your site, you may want to fix the Spelling of Patrick's name

Cool
 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:52 AM   #11
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From kornerr,Someone said Andrew Carnegie couldn't spell either but he could count!
Master C, I can see you have also done and invested alot of work, but I think you are a Pro in disguise!!!
If you don't get on me about my spelling we will also spend a lot of time together!
 
Old 01-19-2005, 10:36 AM   #12
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GUYS!!! That's not my site!!! I'm not so genius to imagine such PERFECT M$ DESTRUCTION!!! I don't remember this guy's name, and his site hasn't his name unfortunately. If u want to disturb yourself visit my the most awful: www.kornerr.narod.ru. It's really useless... yet.
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But it has all lyrics of "Tool" But I checked that they are not strictly right... i'll fix it somehow later...
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As far as I'm concerned www.thelinuxbox420.com has a link to XavieP site... I may mistake...
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:25 AM   #13
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From Is that Russian or Armienan? It still looks good, please do not under rate yourself!!!
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:34 AM   #14
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My site is bulls**t. Really. It's Russian, Cyrillic windows-1251 encoding... cuz all Windows Russian users have its encoding. And to spread Linux for such win-users, I should use windows-1251 encoding.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:30 PM   #15
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From Siberia.Wow thats got to be cold. What do you do for work up there in the cold? What is the difference between Russian and Cyrilliac? How come all Russians have Windows encoding? To spread Linux all you need is your site. It looks very nice,you need your site, a little ingenuity,and goodwill towards your fellow man. This is only an opinion but you have everything it takes, well maybe allite bit of confidenece, or maybe a whole lot but to do what you've done is a step in the right direction!!!
 
  


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