Patches to the installation manual 1: Appendix
This fixes up some bad usage of English in the appendix. I'm betting translators
have done better than this on the whole....
Changes put in the public domain.
--- appendix/files.xml (revision 39542)
+++ appendix/files.xml (working copy)
@@ -6,13 +6,10 @@
In Linux you have various special files in
-<filename>/dev</filename>. These files are called device files. In
-the Unix world accessing hardware is different. There you have a
-special file which actually runs a driver which in turn accesses the
-hardware. The device file is an interface to the actual system
-component. Files under <filename>/dev</filename> also behave
-differently than ordinary files. Below are the most important device
+<filename>/dev</filename>. These files are called device files, and behave
+differently than ordinary files. The device file is an interface to the actual driver
+(part of the Linux kernel) which in turn accesses the hardware.
+Below the most important device files are listed.
@@ -106,7 +103,7 @@
- <entry>Everything pointed to this device will disappear</entry>
+ <entry>Everything written to this device will disappear</entry>
<entry>One can endlessly read zeros out of this device</entry>
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
[Insert famous quote here]