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161. Where Is the Documentation?




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This article is from the Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the Free/Open Source UNIX-like operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems. Maintained by David C. Merrill with numerous contributions by others. (v1.0).

161. Where Is the Documentation?

A: Look in the following places, and the sites that mirror them.

*The Linux Documentation Project at http://tldp.org publishes hundreds of documents on using Linux. *ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/OS/Linux/doc/HOWTO/ *ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu/pub/linux/docs/HOWTO/ *ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/

For a list of Linux FTP sites, refer to the answer for: Where Are the Linux FTP Archives?.

If you don't have access to FTP, try the FTP-by-mail servers:

*ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com *ftpmail@doc.ic.ac.uk *ftp-mailer@informatik.tu-muenchen.de

A complete list of HOWTO's is available in the HOWTO-INDEX at http:// www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html. The mini-HOWTO's are indexed at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/mini.html.

In addition, translations are available from ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/ docs/HOWTO/translations/ and mirrors worldwide. The HOWTO's and other documentation have been translated into the following languages:

*Chinese (zh) *Croatian (hr) *French (fr) *German (de) *Hellenic (el) *Indonesian (id) *Italian (it) *Japanese (ja) *Korean (ko) *Polish (pl) *Slovenian (sl) *Spanish (es) *Swedish (sv) *Turkish (tr)

Additional documents are always in preparation. Please get in touch with the coordinators if you are interested in writing one. Contact and submission information is at http://tldp.org/mailinfo.html.

There is also a LDP HOWTO page at http://howto.tucows.org/.

The Guide Series produced by the Linux Documentation Project is available from http://tldp.org. Please read them if you are new to Unix and Linux.

And, of course, a number of people have written documentation independently of the LDP:

*Linux Administrators Security Guide, by Kurt Seifried. http://www.freek.com/lasg/. *Newbie's Linux Manual. http://tldp.org/nlm/. *One-Page Linux Manual. http://www.powerup.com.au/~squadron/. *Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition. http://rute.sourceforge.net *Short beginners' manual for Linux. Also available in Dutch. http://www.stuwww.kub.nl/people/b.vannunen/linux-man.php3. *Virtual Frame buffer HOWTO, by Alex Buell. http://www.tahallah.demon.co.uk/programming/prog.html *X11 & TrueType Fonts, by Peter Kleiweg. http://www.let.rug.nl/~kleiweg/.

Documentation for kernel developers is on-line: http://kernelbook.sourceforge.net.

To find out about Linux memory management, including performance tuning, see Rik van Riel's Web page at http://humbolt.geo.uu.nl/Linux-MM/.

The Linux Consultants-Guide has a directory of Linux consultants.

Gary's Encyclopedia lists over 4,000 Linux related links. Its URL is http://members.aa.net/~swear/pedia/index.html.

There is also a FAQ specifically for the Red Hat Linux distribution, at http://www.best.com/~aturner/RedHat-FAQ/faq_index.html.

 

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