man pages

John Heinen hensandpat at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 9 01:44:23 UTC 2008


Billie Walsh wrote:
> Donn wrote:
>   
>> On Friday, 08 August 2008 15:42:53 Willy K. Hamra wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> man files are great, but are a bit old fashioned, and don't serve
>>> the user's needs in a graphical environment.
>>>     
>>>       
>> Try reading them via Konqueror (maybe Dolphin too?)
>> Type "man: command" in the address bar.
>>
>> \d
>>     
>
> I hope any programmers here don't take this wrong. You guys do great 
> stuff at what your best at. BUT, most times programmers aren't the best 
> at writing up the instructions for the software you write.
>
> Like "man" pages. They assume a knowledge base that some just don't 
> have. I know I don't. Most man pages are just gibberish for me. I 
> haven't a clue what half the stuff they're telling me is, or does.
>
> The same goes or many of the "wiki" pages that I find. They are written 
> by people that find it second nature to do what their trying to tell 
> other what to do. If you don't have the knowledge base necessary it is 
> nearly impossible to decipher.
>
>   
I second JOHN H




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