Even more documentation?
smallhand at crawblog.com
Wed Apr 30 00:21:11 UTC 2008
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 10:32 PM, Edward Ruggeri <smallhand at crawblog.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've used FreeBSD for about two years now. Besides using Linux for
> projects on school computers, I never had much experience with
> Unix-like operating systems. While I get by nicely on FreeBSD, I
> recently felt that I didn't have a very solid understanding of it's
> organization or structure. I suppose one can't know everything about
> an operating system with as much functionality as FreeBSD, but I
> started to feel like my knowledge was really ad-hoc, and that I didn't
> completely understand what I was doing (as if I had learned only by
> To that end, I started reading the FreeBSD handbook front-to-back.
> I've gotten to Part III, and while it's been very valuable, I still
> feel like I'm learning by example, and not by understanding the
> operating system. I'm starting to think I'm expecting something out
> of the handbook it's not designed to do.
> It seems like the man pages would be a good place to go, but my
> trouble with using them is that they're difficult to put together the
> information on different pages. I suppose I want something like a
> textbook. I dream of a K&R type text that is very comprehensive and
> If anyone has advice, I'd very much appreciate it!
> -- Ned Ruggeri
I have read the many replies from various people, and they have all
been exceptionally helpful. Thanks very much everyone!
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