Menu access to /usr/doc
considering myself still a novice to linux i spend lots of time
reading documentation. first i complained about most of it beeing
compressed text but soon i found a solution (zcat | xless).
but the laborous method of tangling through several subdirectories was
something quite itching, so next i tried to write a menu-sourcefile to
provide faster access, but soon found it to be a tantalus-task when i
got an idea of the total volume even with a rather spartan installation.
so i started thinking about how a programm schould be designed to do
the job. and now i'm rather content knowing there's no text-document
(plain or compressed) in /usr/doc (and all subdirectories) further
away than two mouseclicks - neatly ordered to their appropriate
section (devel, libs, admin, utils etc.) and sorted.
what to do now?
there are two alternatives:
1. leave it as is and be content with it.
1.1 look out for some other playground.
2. prepare to distribute it i. e.:
2.1 write some general documentation.
2.2 review the source and add documentation there.
2.3 add a copyright notice (GPL of course)
2.4 prepare to extend it to support other WM
(it's for tvwm2, cause that's what i use)
2.5 find a public accessable place where i get
permisson to place it for others to get it.
2.x i'm sure it will take more, but i don't know
advice deerly needed.