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Re: debian-user-digest Digest V99 #802

glhenni@cs.sandia.gov (Gary L. Hennigan

> I'm a little confused about what you're (Tommy) asking
> here. 

I will try to be explain.

I am sitting in my imaginary system administrators office.  One by one
users come in and ask the same basic question; "What application can I
use to do foo".  I should remember everyone of the thousands of programs
on the system.  After all I did install them.  But I really can't.  I am
just to stupid.  Wouldn't it be nice if I could tell the following to
everyone to type "command keyword" or "command string", and a list of
applications related to that keyword or string would be provided. 
Perhaps the location of documentation could also be listed.
This way when I am trying to convince a friend that Linux is better than
MS and they ask "but, can it do foo?", I can do a search and quickly and
easily say yes try any of these applications to do foo.  Personally I
have sometimes found an application on the system long after I actually
needed or wanted it.  Much time is wasted in needless frustration.  


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