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Old 01-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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How do I read the content of a X-doc package?


Hello everyone,

I saw until now many programs that come with a program-doc file, which is optional and provide the necessary documentation.
My question is how do I read this documentation, and what format is it?

A clear example would be:
I installed gpsim and gpsim-doc; how do I see gpsim-doc's content?

Thank you in advance

I use Ubuntu 11.04, if this helps, and the gpsim program is ran from terminal.

Costin

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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According the entry in Synaptic, gpsim-doc

Quote:
. . . contains documentation for gpsim in postscript and pdf format with original LyX sources.
It installs as a directory containing several files.

Code:
ls /usr/share/doc/gpsim-doc
changelog.Debian.gz  gpsim.lyx.gz  gpsim.ps.gz
copyright            gpsim.pdf.gz  README.Debian
You can read them with the appropriate tools for the various formats.

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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Thank you frankbell.

I knew the folder where to find them. THe thing was I thought there is something nice like an integrated reading tool of each program that uses such files a help or so.

Thanks again
 
Old 02-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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I spent about five minutes hunting around to find the files after I installed the package.

Nothing in the Synaptic description made it clear that installing gpsim-doc just created a directory and stuck some documenation files in it. I started off looking for something interactive myself.
 
  


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