[TAG] Silly question but...
ben at linuxgazette.net
Mon Feb 19 05:56:00 MSK 2007
Hi, Don -
On Sat, Feb 17, 2007 at 09:24:58PM -0600, Don Crowder wrote:
> I've become very fond of Debian (Sarge) Linux even though it can be a tough
> row for a beginner to hoe. I noticed that the Linux Gazette was in the
> repository so I downloaded the whole set thinking that reading them all would
> be a good learning experience only now I can't find them. Synaptic says
> they're on my computer but it doesn't tell me "where they live" nor, for that
> matter, is it clear what application will be needed to read them (though I'd
> expect them to be HTML files, readable by a browser but that's an assumption,
> thus suspect.). At any rate, I'd be grateful for a clue Sure, I could have
> found a Debian forum and asked there but they wouldn't have a vested interest
> in the answer to my question, like you do *grin*.
[laugh] You're a smart fellow, Don - just what I'd do in a similar
situation, including the expository.
> I've often lamented the fact that I'm not able to become a Linux developer but
> I promote Linux as best I can by writing about it in my email and in the
> twice-monthly ezine my wife and I write. We also "talk it up" at every
> opportunity. I
Well, there's all kinds of stuff you could do with 'apt-cache' to tell
you where the files are, but in short, they're all under
'/usr/share/doc/lg*'. In fact, '/usr/share/doc' should be the first
place you look for anything on your system that doesn't have built-in
help or a manpage.
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