[ubuntu-uk] Creating a library of resources - was Good general book on Ubuntu/Linux?

Anton Kanishchev antonk20117 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 22:16:54 UTC 2012

In terms of archival there are a few ways to do it. Personally the easiest
way to collect problems and solutions for Linux( only keeps relevant info)
I keep using local linux, when something doesn't work I Google for the
problem, find the solution and save it in a pdf (libre office can save to
pdf, or any other format of your choice). To archive the problem I have a
database with problem description, area where problem occurs(e. G. Software
global glitch, display monitor etc). This may be the long way round and it
takes a lot of time to collect information.
However I only keep what I need to keep (snippets of commands that I only
need to run twice a year, etc).
All this data ( with all my other linux isos) are kept on an external hdd
so i can take my archive everywhere, especially useful if you are helping
someone else with Linux.

Of course to add to this there is nothing stopping you downloading all
those pdfs on the Web (check if in public domain, a lot are) about linux,
linux guides, command line instructions, scripting, etc etc the list goes

You could also add some linux distros to your offline resource catalogue -
so that you have linux to install, otherwise your hard work ofcollecting
data on How to fix problems goes if you don't have to copy of the distros
that those fixes apply to.

Hope this gave you some ideas to get started
On Oct 4, 2012 8:59 PM, "Gordon Burgess-Parker" <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 04/10/12 16:08, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>  Thanks for the replies everyone - now a different question thrown up by this.
> If I want to collect together a "library" of problems and solutions and other
> resources from this and other mailing lists that I subscribe to, the main one
> being Libre Office, what would be the recommendations for the format and
> application that would be best to store these in, with regard for easy
> searching and retrieval?
> Without meaning to sound sarcastic, what do you want this to do that
> Google doesn't do?
>  Because it could be handy to have a resource for use off-line...
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