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Re: LDP question
- To: Daniel Webb <>
- Subject: Re: LDP question
- From: Guylhem Aznar <>
- Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 22:46:10 +0100
- In-Reply-To: <383EDF66.50CA014B@earthlink.net>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Fri, Nov 26, 1999 at 01:28:38PM -0600
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Such a tool would be very interesting.
I'm wondering if someone would like to write it?
It's just a matter of browsing an index to sort relevant documents.
On Fri, Nov 26, 1999 at 01:28:38PM -0600, Daniel Webb wrote:
> I had an idea about a Linux help system, and I wanted to find out
> from you if such a thing already exists.
> One of the problems with Linux as a beginner (like me), is that when
> you need help to perform a given task (say for example, I want to make a
> new filesystem on a empty hard disk), there doesn't seem to be an
> intuitive way to find out how to do what you want. You basically have
> to read and be familiar with hundreds of pages of HOW-TOs, man pages,
> and guides, just to know where you should start looking. I have seen a
> tool called lsearch (a free tool) that can index a local site for
> searching. It can index a huge amount of text for searching very
> quickly. This seems like it would be very helpful for a beginner (or
> If you think this might be worthwhile and if there isn't a similar
> project underway, I am volunteering to try some ways of setting this up
> into a more useful help system. Something a little closer to the
> Microsoft Windows help system (although I find their help system very
> difficult to find what I need as well).
> "Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat." -- John Lehman,
> Secretary of the US Navy 1981-1987
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