Even more documentation?

Edward Ruggeri 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
>  example).
>  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
>  well-organized.
>  If anyone has advice, I'd very much appreciate it!
>  Sincerely,
>  -- 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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