From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Wed 26 Sep 2001 - 20:13:03 IST
On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 05:14:33PM +0100, Waider wrote:
and wrote very well, I must say, though he could have used a spell checker
too (I never do on email, I must admit, and yes, the odd one does slop :-)
> * People volunteer help more readily to neophytes who look like they're
> trying. Use google. Use an FAQ. Use archived copies of pertinent lists.
> Don't simply ask "what's x?". 90% of the time you'll find the answer to
> that question on google's first page of hits.
And before silvan comes back with "what's google ??????" might I suggest
that he hies himself to a bookshop, or even his local library, and get a
beginner's book - I think there's even a "Linux For Dummies" now. (Not
casting asparagus at anybody - the Dummies books, despite their unfortunate
name, are actually quite good for the absolute beginner.) Such a book will
definitely tell you how to use a man page, and will probably mention search
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