Re: Information not on relavant man page - where to find on WEB?
On 04/10/2013 09:19 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> Carroll Grigsby wrote:
>> On Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:48:26 -0500
>> Richard Owlett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Man pages generally do not include information some users
>>> would find vital.
>>> In fact
>>> 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.
Often the info-pages do not give any additional details (I have just
verified this for "dpkg-scanpackages" where both info and manpage seemed
equal after a quick glance).
However, I can not help you with "dpkg-scanpackages"-usage.
>>> 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
> BUT I SAID
> "I often do not have available a functioning Linux system,
> thus my need for web based source of information."
> That is my current situation, hence my explicit request for we based
> information ;/