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Re: specifications

On Thu, May 11, 2000 at 09:43:23PM +0200, jdd wrote:
> But an idea calls an other... what we could propose should be:
> "the Man page compagnon"
> may be a man (ldp) as is an man (1) or a man (8).
> everybody must have seen that man page are usually awfull, just a reminder
> for somebody who kows already the facts.
> couldn't we propose an additive to the man page with beginners survey and
> learning example. This could be done with the original program author, but
> not necessary and should be much more man page related than the actual

And your idea calls another - hey, we're brainstorming!

I have a book called "The Unix System" by S. Bourne, 1984ish, which is the
best computer book I own. In it, it mentions a command, similar to man,
called learn. This offered tutorial material on each command, rather than
the reference type material that man gives you. I think it also kept track
of your progress through the units. This seemed like a brilliant idea to me, 
and I was a little sad to find that it wasn't implemented in my (Red Hat) 
linux system.

Anyone know about this command from the prehistoric days of Unix?
Could reimplementing it be a worthwhile LDP project? I think so.

Greg O'Keefe

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