How do I download an older version of PDF Handbook
eric at schultznet.ca
Fri Feb 3 06:57:01 PST 2006
Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> A newer version of the Handbook won't necessarily have less information
> relevant to your system; just more information relevant to later
I seem to remember reading a thread in freebsd-docs that discussed
forking the book when things changed between versions.
> I suppose the easiest way to do it would be to extract it from the docs
> collection of an install disk. You'll need a tar program for your
> Windows box and a program that understands the compression scheme used
> on the tarball. The tarball is split(1) into a bunch of files for
> packaging convenience, but I think the Windows "copy" command can handle
Yup that worked, thanks!
ISOBuster to extract the doc directory from the 4.7-mini ISO
copy doc.* /B doc.tgz (note the /B to indicate binary was important,
without it I ended up with a 20 byte .tgz file)
and then 7-Zip to extract the files I wanted.
Headed for the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning...
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