trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Sat Sep 2 08:50:50 UTC 2006
On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:41:44 -0400
Toby Burress <kurin at delete.org> wrote:
> I've been working on a docbook book for a while now and I'd like
> to get some feedback before I go much further.
> The purpose is to be a guidebook listing various utilities available
> in FreeBSD that a new (or not so new) admin might not be familiar
> with or, if he/she knows about them, perhaps he doesn't quite know
> what they can do.
> Right now I basically have a skeleton of utilities written up. You
> can find the HTML at http://www.causa-sui.net/common-utils/ and the
> SGML at http://www.causa-sui.net/cu-src.tar.bz2.
> Please let me know what you think, all comments welcome, etc.
> Specifically let me know if you think this is different enough from
> the handbook to warrant its own book (to me the handbook seems
> task-oriented, whereas this project has no specific tasks in mind,
> its only goal is to breed awareness and perhaps familiarity).
Sure does look like an interesting idea. Keeping up with changes
in utilities might be a full time job though. I'm guessing the
manual pages do not explain things well enough?
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