Re: indexing the docuentation? hmm...
will trillich <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 07:41:48PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
>> For what it's worth, I think the existing man page framework is fine for
>> this (but then I would say that). Sure, some man pages are useless, and
>> a lot of them are specific to individual programs. A lot of them are
>> general introductions to things as well. There's also info and the
>> HOWTOs. If you want to put some effort into improving Linux's help
>> system, your time would be a lot better spent working on writing code
>> thet indexes all of these in a friendly way (there are already GUI
>hmm. indexing the existing documentation ...
>is anybody pursuing something like this?
Not that I know of. /usr/sbin/accessdb dumps the full man database in a
reasonably machine-readable form, if that would help (although details
of the format may change slightly).
Colin Watson [email@example.com]