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Re: Commands Manual

On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, [iso-8859-1] Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

> > I just got finished installing Debian Linux on my system.  Well after
> > all of that work I have no idea what to do next.  Is there a list of
> > commands and or sysntax available. I have poked around at the Debian
> > site and others with no luck.  I guess I am just stupid.  Takes me back
> > to the pre-windows age:)  
>  With each software package you have installed you have a matching
> /usr/doc/XXXXX directory. There you can find info about each package. And
> for simple usage instructions you can just type `man utility-name' and read.

I think his needs are far more basic than that. He seems to be wanting a
list of utility-names, as most first-time Linux users (including me) want. 
There are not many things more frustrating than thinking "I know it can be
done, but I don't know how and I don't even know with what utility, so I
don't know what man page to look at" -- if you have already discovered the
very existance of the 'man' utility.

The Linux Documentation Project that others have already mentioned would
be a good starting point.


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