NEW: debian online help system (dhelp)
Yesterday I released the first version of my Debian online help system
called dhelp. You can download this experimental version from:
At the moment the system is supported by doc-linux-de and selfhtml.
dhelp is an online help system for Debian. It builds a index of all HTML
files in /usr/doc, if their package supports dhelp. The user doesn't need a
WWW server to browse the HTML tree.
You can search all HTML documents in /usr/doc using dhelp and glimpse.
The .dhelp file
Programs supporting dhelp have to install a .dhelp file in every directory
under /usr/doc. For every HTML file that should appear in the dhelp menu the
.dhelp file have to contain the following section:
Defines in which section of the index the document should be linked.
For a German HOWTO you have to use de/HOWTO, for a English FAQ FAQ and
so on (see /usr/lib/dhelp/HTML).
This short text appears as link text in the index. This is typical the
filename without the .html suffix.
The filename of the HTML file without the path.
A long description of the content of the document (optional).
You can have several <item> sections in one .dhelp file. At the moment the
dhelp standard is supported by the doc-linux-de and the selfhtml packages.
If you have any comments or problems please feel free to send me an email:
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