How to be helpful
Jeffreytooker at frontiernet.net
Thu Jun 12 17:47:16 UTC 2008
Alan Milnes wrote:
> Gilles Gravier wrote:
>> Teaching by example is a VERY (if not THE MOST) efficient way to teach.
> Absolutely - that's why most man pages are useless if you don't know how
> to run the basic command. Once you've got the hang of
> /usr/sbin/flibbler then the man pages can be very helpful but very few of them will help you if you are really struggling to get the basic command going.
It is a language problem. As a newbie it is one of the reasons I stay on
this list. As I read various postings the "language" and structure
starts to make sense. Even the definitions common words are different.
Take menu as an example.
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