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Old 08-23-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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apache2 documentation in pdf?


I'm trying to find a pdf or txt file that contains all the documentation for the apache 2 server. I know the documentation is online at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/ and in man pages at /usr/share/apache2/manual but I'd really like something I can print out without resorting to clicking each of the links and copy and pasting the info out and into a text editor. I've tried just skimming through electronic documentation but it gives me a headache after a time and I don't get the satifactory feeling of holding paper in my grubby hands. I don't want to buy a book on it unless I have to and I have access to a fantastic print device at work where I can print this to if it's more than a medium-sized handful of pages. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the collected documentation?
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:52 PM   #2
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I thought the apache config file was comented very well, and if you just read over it as well as review the apache doc site, you shouldn't have any probs. I've actually always just read thru httpd.conf and that has been more than enough
 
Old 08-23-2005, 03:11 PM   #3
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My problem is I don't really understand how it works and I'm trying to move two complicated web server installs off a couple of obsolete desktops (running 2.0 kernel and below) to a real server running SuSE 9.3. I have a pretty strong background in Windows-type web servers but nothing really with this type of install. I kind of want something I can flip through and highlight, plus I'm a manual reader at heart. I usually won't even fire up a game or app install until I've read the accompanying manual or install documentation. To make matters worse, this web move is being fought tooth and nail by the developers who own the apps so I'm basically being set up for failure here with no support or input from them. I have a couple of weeks to go from apache noob to apache ninja with little room for failure.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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It also always cracks me up when people say, "I'm a windows geek", or "I'm a IIS guru" or whatever. It's kinda like saying "Hey I really know my way around MS wizards and hitting next"....anyways

Personally, I don't know of any free single page html/pdf/whatever online books that are what you are talking about. Maybe someone else does. The supplied docs are good. the man pages are good and the online documentation covers everything else.

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Old 08-23-2005, 03:29 PM   #5
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Well, I can always cut and paste it together if I need to, but one can hope.

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Old 08-23-2005, 05:23 PM   #6
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You could grab the html file and convert using

/usr/bin/html2text

If you google around, I'm sure there are html -> pdf
converters.

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Old 08-24-2005, 09:48 AM   #7
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I finally was able to find the documentation in PDF format. Here's the link if anyone is interested:

http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/doc...-2.0.49.en.pdf

669 pages of fantastic minutia.
 
  


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