[Lubuntu] HTML documentation files directory for rsyslog?

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Dec 1 19:49:06 UTC 2012

Ialready found the documentation by a quirkier method, though the post 
stating that seems not to have been propagated by the list server yet.

But thanks for a good general-duty review of the ways in which this 
little task is usually accomplished.

On 12/1/2012 2:32 PM, Jonathan Marsden wrote:
> On 12/01/2012 11:03 AM, John Hupp wrote:
>> The only problem is that I can't seem to find the ./doc subdirectory
>> which it says I *need* to look at.  Does anyone know where it is?  I
>> have also now installed rsyslog-doc in case that helps.
> For future reference, as a general principle, using
>    dpkg -L packagename
> shows you what files a given package installed.  In this case
>    dpkg -L rsyslog-doc
> would have shown you where the files were installed to.
> Also, /usr/share/doc/packagename  is a well known location for
> package-installed documentation and so is a good place to check when
> seeking information about any installed package.
> Lastly, if you forget both of those, the old-fashioned way to look for
> files on your machine is to use locate, and
>    locate rsyslog
> would have output the location of the documentation concerned, assuming
> its database was up to date (it usually gets updated nightly).
> Jonathan

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