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Re: Debian GNU/Linux Reference Card under construction

On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 12:34, W. Borgert wrote:
> Hi,
> for computer literate people, who either are new to Debian or are new to
> any UNIXish system, I created a draft "reference card".  The card has some
> information on how to get help, the dozen most important shell commands,
> some apt-get/apt-cache/apt-file and dpkg commands, as well as some more
> specialised things.  The criteria for me was: Which questions did I get
> most often in the last four weeks?  Now I like to get feedback, most
> destructive criticism and other useful help:
> 1. Please look at the card and point out any errors.  Nothing is worse
>    for a beginner than false information.  {"To list your files type
>    rm -rf /", "Install Mandrake", ...)

- deborphan shows packages no other package depends on, ie. packages
which can be savely removed. Without any option, it shows only
libraries, with -a it shows all packages. 'Show orpaned packages' does
not say much... it may lead to the misunderstanding that those packages
are no longer maintained.

- 'dpkg -S file' shows which package a file belongs to. 'Search for
installed file' is misleading.


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