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green ice 11-21-2015 08:18 AM

Why won't linux download rute tutorial as pdf ?
 
I would like to download the tutorial I am working through on this site:

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

The download is a tar that I must extract. I would just like the pdf to study how to work linux when wifi does not work.

After extracting, I checked package manager, there is nothing there. I extracted to downloads. Was I supposed to extract to etc?

This is a easy process in Win which I dual boot. Is there a way to create a unified pdf in Linux?

Suggestions appreciated.

oldtechaa 11-21-2015 08:41 AM

For one thing, that .gz contains an HTML page, not a PDF. For another, downloaded HTML pages can be used with no Internet connection. And for another thing, what do you mean, "checked the package manager"?

yancek 11-21-2015 08:41 AM

Did you happen to notice the copyright date, 2003? I don't know how much it will help you with wireless.

The tar file you download is html so using html2pdf, check your package manager for whichever Linux you are using. You may need to install it. You should also be able to do it in Libre Office.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/32019...df-with-colors

oldtechaa 11-21-2015 08:43 AM

And also, checking further, if you use Firefox, you can access the page and then click the separate link to the PDF.
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/rute.pdf.bz2

oldtechaa 11-21-2015 08:48 AM

I also agree with Yancek. This stuff (except permanent Linux commands and such) is way out of date, with floppies, tape backup!, IDE, serial devices, and modems. A lot of this is outdated.

DavidMcCann 11-21-2015 12:04 PM

Rute is very old, but still a useful introduction to many technical things, as you can see from the on-line version. If you want a pdf, use this link
http://wireless.ictp.it/school_2003/docs/linux/rute.pdf

green ice 11-24-2015 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldtechaa (Post 5453185)
For one thing, that .gz contains an HTML page, not a PDF. For another, downloaded HTML pages can be used with no Internet connection. And for another thing, what do you mean, "checked the package manager"?

I thought if I downloaded the raw files, linux package manager would then show them in the program list and I could somehow get the pdf from there.

The link in rute is for the pdf file. Was that a mistake?

green ice 11-24-2015 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldtechaa (Post 5453187)
And also, checking further, if you use Firefox, you can access the page and then click the separate link to the PDF.
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/rute.pdf.bz2


This link accesses IIS, a web service for programmers. I do not see the rute pdf here.

yancek 11-24-2015 08:06 AM

Quote:

This link accesses IIS, a web service for programmers. I do not see the rute pdf here.
Correct, which means it isn't available at that location any longer. Did you go to the link posted above by DavidMcCann? The pdf file can be downloaded from there.

Habitual 11-24-2015 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by green ice (Post 5454488)
The link in rute is for the pdf file. Was that a mistake?

Yes. But that's exactly what you asked for...

The package manager doesn't have anything to do with it.
Downloaded PDFs are not installed, nor managed by the package manager.

green ice 11-24-2015 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidMcCann (Post 5453255)
Rute is very old, but still a useful introduction to many technical things, as you can see from the on-line version. If you want a pdf, use this link
http://wireless.ictp.it/school_2003/docs/linux/rute.pdf

Looks like I've got it. Thanks.
Thread solved.


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