RE: Making documentation easier to find (was: Re: exim mail rout
On 24-May-2000 David Henningsson wrote:
>>what i mean, is, the reason newbies don't FIND the documentation
>>is because it is an ORDEAL to do so. apprentice-guru status is
>>required to know to search /usr/doc via zgrep AND /usr/share/doc
>>AND info pages AND man pages AND apropos...
> You're quite right.
> Could this be a solution? A new Debian utility called documentationview or
> something, tree-organized like dselect. The first thing you do is to select
> a category. And then you get maybe an HOWTO and a FAQ from there, and a
> list of available programs/packages. If you select a package, available
> help files from within that package is shown. Manuals, getting started
> stuff, etc. And maybe links to configuration scripts? If you select one of
> them, it could start up man, info, less, mozilla/lynx, or whatever is
There is something akin to this now, it uses http on a local system. Look into
doc-base and friends.