On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 07:44:01AM +0200, Glenn Moeller-Holst wrote: > > > This Linux/Debian documentation suggestion, regards Linux and > > > applications commands. > > > > > > It is proposed that the kernel and applications packets (.deb, .rpm) > > > includes (or has the possibilty to include) documentation about the > > > package commands. Maybe in many languages like Mac OS X. Mac OS X has > > > each language text in each data-fork. > > Johannes Wiedersich: > There are no rpm's in debian. > > Glenn: > I know, but the idea was that more than the Debian package system might > implement it. > > Johannes Wiedersich: > Almost all debian packages have man pages. They do exist in different > languages. If you miss something follow the advice in > 'man 7 undocumented' > > Steve Greenland: > They do. Have you looked? Some packages with large documentation sets > distribute them as a seperate package, the documentation package usually > has a name in the form "<package>-doc". Some packages lack upstream > documentation; we cannot distribute what has not been written. But the > vast majority of packages have a man page for each command. > > Glenn: > I know about man-pages. Good :-) What documentation did you mean then? At the moment packages already have the possibility to include documentation - and most do.. (yes: for some the documentation is so bit to warrant a separate -doc package) > ... > pc:/# which vi > /usr/bin/vi > pc:/# dpkg -S /usr/bin/vi > dpkg: /usr/bin/vi ikke fundet. ("ikke fundet" in english: Not found) > ... > I conclude: If it start with / or dpkg it is not > in a package - maybe it then is > in the kernel? > There are several implementations vi (and vi-like) editors - nvi, vim, elvis (and probably more). Different users have different preferences, and to allow more than one vi-implementation to be concurrently installed, debian uses "alternatives". More info at: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/91 > Glenn: > Here are some examples of what would be nice: > pc:/# sud? > bash: sud?: command not found > pc:/# sud* > bash: sud*: command not found > pc:/# Try command-line completion instead: type "sud" and then hit the TAB key. Hitting it once will autocomplete as much as possible - if it beeps, hit TAB again to get a list > Glenn: > Instead of "command not found" it could have responded: > pc:/# sud* > More than one command found: > sudo > suddock > ... > pc:/# Let me guess: Do you have a VMS background? In linux/unix the *shell* expands wildcards before the command(s) get invoked. Wouldn't it be more confusing to have different rules for wildcards in command names? > I am not the most experienced Debian-user. I have made approx. 5 > installation - > my latest is Etch. From an end-user standpoint it is the best Debian I have > used. Hope this helps -- Karl E. Jorgensen firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.jorgensen.org.uk/ email@example.com http://karl.jorgensen.com ==== Today's fortune: You will be audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
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