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Re: Information not on relavant man page - where to find on WEB?

On Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:48:26 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:

> Man pages generally do not include information some users 
> would find vital.
> In fact
> http://manpages.debian.net/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=intro&sektion=1&apropos=0&manpath=Debian+6.0+squeeze&title=Introduction%20Section%201
> explicitly states in part:
> "... Man pages are terse, and allow  you to find quickly 
> some forgotten detail.  For newcomers an  introductory text 
> with more examples and explanations is useful."
> and later states:
> "A  lot  of  GNU/FSF  software  is provided with info files."
> I often do not have available a functioning Linux system, 
> thus my need for web based source of information.
> My current problem is proper use of dpkg-scanpackages. I 
> need examples of its typical and atypical use. I need those 
> to give me the background for a sensible question.
> Pointers please.

Try the info package -- it should be installed on your system. Enter
"info info" at a terminal. Then enter "info dpkg". After that, you're
on your own.

-- cmg

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