Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com
Wed Jun 18 18:40:20 PDT 2003
On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Gregory Sutter wrote:
> On 2003-06-18 18:04 -0700, Peter Leftwich <Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com> wrote:
> > Well I'm sitting here typing "date" over and over but she doesn't appear. :)
*lament* None of my fellow nerds have quite the sense of humour I expected!
> Peter, You specified it using sysinstall, which you can do again; alternately,
Gregory, thank you for your response.
And, ah, yes, you are so right. Now I recall that part of sysinstall!!
> 'man tzsetup' for the direct command. 'man tzset' for the relevant
> functions in libc.
durrrrrrrr *drools and runs `man -k timezone` and sees tzsetup*
> I'd also like to help you find things on your system more easily.
> I suspect you don't know about the 'apropos' command (aka 'man -k'),
> which shows you short descriptions of system commands relevant to
> keywords you give it. In your example, 'apropos timezone' includes
> the correct results. Apropos isn't the greatest search tool ever
> but it usually gives you what you need if you search for the base(s)
> of your search needs. 'apropos zone' shows a small (usable) list,
> and even 'apropos time' works if you want to sort through a bunch
> of results.
Yeah yeah yeah . . . I gave up after running `man timezone` and being told
about C functions that parts of the compiled OS use *smiles*
> (You can also use 'locate' to find things on your system, but the
> timezone example is really bad (3 levels of indirection through C
> functions before you find out about tzsetup) so I won't go into detail.)
"locate" is evil -- I much prefer `find . -iname "*something*" -print` :)
Does locate offer real-world "manpage examples" (which are badly-needed)?
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