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Re: Debian Linux

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On 05/27/09 10:09, randall@songshu.org wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Johannes Wiedersich" <johannes@physik.blm.tu-muenchen.de>
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:02:54 AM GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Bern / Rome / Stockholm / Vienna
> Subject: Re: Debian Linux
> randall@songshu.org wrote:
>> http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=man+rtfm&l=1
>> love that one,
>> but there seems to be another program already for this
>> http://manpages.songshu.org/manpages/lenny/en/man1/rtfm.1fun.html
>> In fact both are the same 'program'. You could install that man page
>> with 'aptitude install funny-manpages', since it is included in debian.
> didn't notice until now, guess i did not bother to see the end result of the "google" outcome ;)
>> It seems that there are many new users who prefer to read their man
>> pages with their web browser. That's why they are online (and can be
>> found with google).
> most new users don't now the existence of the automatically installed man pages.
> admittedly i also find it more readable in a browser. 

I admit that instead of just doing 'man whatever', I pipe it through
less with 'man whatever|less', which lets me get rid of the annoying
text at the bottom, and replacing it with a ':' which I'm more used to
from vi/vim.

>> I guess after a while they will find out that they can get more accurate
>> information for their system in an easy fashion if they just do 'man' or
>> 'man -k' from the CLI.
>> Cheers,
>> Johannes

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