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guscpu
post Apr 14 2008, 08:09 AM
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Could someone give me some pointers on how i find and install the man pages for my Z as I am learning commands from the CLI and it would really help to have this resource online.

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Jon_J
post Apr 14 2008, 08:19 AM
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You'll have to search for man pages. Most packages have had the man pages stripped out to save space.
I don't use them myself, but there are several discussions about man pages here on the forum. If you search for the packagename with "man" you may find the man pages for that particular package.
If it is a regular Linux package, you can find man pages on the net.
Sharp proprietary packages should have a user manual somewhere. Look in the SL 6000 general forum for those. I posted the PDF user manuals for the SL-6000 software, which is very similar or the same as other models software.
For commandline commands man files, you can find them on the net also.
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Jon_J
post Apr 14 2008, 08:27 AM
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If you haven't done so already, locate Meanie by username on this forum and then download his zbook3k.pdf
It is the "bible" of the zaurus and is chock full of very useful info and tips.
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sdjf
post Apr 17 2008, 12:56 AM
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Are you needing to browse man pages or to get man info for specific commands you're learning?

If the commands you are learning are in BusyBox on your Z, they are usually stripped down versions.

To see if they are full kernel versions or BusyBox versions, enter (putting the commandname of interest where I typed COMMAND):

which COMMAND | xargs ls -l

It'll either give a binary size or show a symlink to busybox.

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post Apr 17 2008, 01:06 AM
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Oh, I also found man pages to be incredibly difficult to learn anything from, and prefer reading command line tutorials, using man pages for reference only.

Which ROM are you doing this on? Is it bash?

You may want to check out my Linux newbie page:

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/new.html

There's a nice beginner's command write up at:

http://freeengineer.org/learnUNIXin10minutes.html

Not exactly man pages, but much more user friendly. wink.gif

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