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Old 03-15-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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Old 08-10-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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But what if your system doesn't have info.
I tried installing texinfo but that doesn't seem to give me the program info.
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Well, you could try the man pages, or this electronic bookshelf:
or this:

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Quote>For those of you new to Linux/the command line, I suggest stopping in at 'info coreutils' first. This is a list of all commands basic to Linux (and most Unix's as well).<

Got my hopes up at this point.
But alas, I did type 'info coreutils' into a terminal, and have no idea how to use the information, except to embark on deep study course.
I suppose when I get to be fluent in linux, I too will be unable to actually imagine what IS basic essential information for newbies lol, no offence meant, I do appreciate motives and effort behind your work, it's just that it's not useful to me. maybe I am the dumbest person in galaxy.
But I will learn linux if I live long enough.
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Nice short concise guide, good work.

One thing for sure info is a bit easier on the eyes than just doing man foo.

As for newbie docs @widda : the below should cover pretty much anything what they don't a quick Google search will.
Linux Man Pages -
The Linux Documentation Project -
Official Ubuntu Documentation - First place to look should be your distros documentation.
LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition -
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I suggest
info info
(No hoax, try it).


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