Re: Debian GNU/Linux Reference Card under construction
Quoting Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> - apt-get [dist-]upgrade don't take packages
> - apt-cache search pattern
> Does your intended audience know what you mean by 'pattern'?
I replaced 'pattern' with 'search-string'. While this is not 100%
correct, it might be more clear for newbies. Gurus will know the
difference and are free to laugh.
> - apt-cache rdepends
> Same. I think usual dependencies are sort of intuitive enough to
> understand, but I'm not so sure about rdepends.
I removed that one entirely.
> - Is apt-file installed by default? If not, a pointer to the package to
> install would be helpful. (Same for other non-standard commands.)
I added a hint.
> - deborphan
> As for apt-cache rdepends: To understand what an orphan is, a quite
> good understanding of package dependencies is needed.
I changed the description.
> - what's the different between poweroff and halt? They're probably not
> both necessary.
AFAIK, halt doesn't switch off the system, poweroff does.
> - postgresql: point to pg_hba.conf, and perhaps add how to change
> password for a user.
I'm too new to PostgreSQL, could you please provide for a short paragraph?
> - man: '... every command and many configuration files have a manpage.'
> - mailing lists: perhaps point directly to the user list?
> Layout: Currently, many of the commands are wrapped, which makes them
> IMHO hard to read. Instead of
> Of course, this is entirely a matter of taste.
I'm not sure, whether I like the table or the description list better.
But I hacked on the layout much more than on the contents and I'm a
bit tired of layout work, so I will leave everything as it is.