Minimal skills

David Christensen dpchrist at
Thu Jun 4 20:53:15 UTC 2020

On 2020-06-04 01:14, Brandon helsley wrote:

> I started using FreeBSD about 2 months ago and have purchased books like absolute freebsd and have learned a lot.

> I can set up a desktop environment that has all the programs I need, so that's not the problem. It's that I want to progress past simple editing of configuration files and minor system administration tasks like the crontab. I want to try and stick with FreeBSD as my main and probably mostly only OS. Meaning, I would like to skip the ubuntu step. It seems as though the FreeBSD docs is the way to go. Just read it over a few times, as well as the porters handbook. I'll get straight to it so I can contribute to ports and docs, even if it takes a couple years!!!

Writing good documentation is both an art and a science.  But, the 
author must first understand the language of the subject.  The common 
language of FreeBSD and CS/E is C.

The canonical C book is:

Once you can read C, then you will be able to read the canonical FreeBSD 


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