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Old 11-24-2007, 04:28 AM   #1
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Finding what you need in linux


Ok, Its been 7years since I started trying to learn to use linux with no prior pc knowledge other than what I could learn with win95, 98 thru reading and forums...I am still a newbie.

Save yourself alot of insulting assumptions from other forum members and hassle; Here is an Easy Must Read Guide on howto find programs, applications, files and more:
http://humanreadable.nfshost.com/sdeg/finding_files.htm

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Old 11-24-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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You might be interested in the "Advanced Bash Scripting Guide" on the www.tldp.org website. Don't let the "Advanced" scare you. It is composed entirely of examples you can try yourself.

Look on the gnu.org website for documentation on the core-utils package. This package supplies most of the files in /bin.

Another way of getting documentation is to produce printable ps or pdf files from the info source files. If you download the source of a package, and run "./configure" in the source directory, there is often a "make pdf" or "make ps" target that will generate a more readible version of the info documentation. Some packages have a <package>-doc version. For example, samba-doc supplies 4 full sized books on samba 3 which are the same ones you can buy in the book store.

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Old 11-24-2007, 07:23 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jschiwal
For example, samba-doc supplies 4 full sized books on samba 3 which are the same ones you can buy in the book store.
Nice

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Ok, Its been 7years since I started trying to learn to use linux with no prior pc knowledge other than what I could learn with win95, 98 thru reading and forums...I am still a newbie.
Me too, only I don't remember the amount of years anymore..am I getting old already or what?

To me finding documentation, apps etc. "important pieces of the system" was a little struggle in the beginning too, but finding them myself did teach me something. I wish internet would have been as easily and quickly available back then, I would have learned faster..
 
Old 11-24-2007, 10:24 PM   #4
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Here is another link for printers and more: http://www.userlocal.com/articles/slackwarecups.php
 
Old 11-24-2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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And, for all of you, www.google.com/linux is your friend. Just type in a search word or two on Linux related topics, and have all the flotsam filtered out.
 
  


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