Manuals or other information for system users detailing software features and functionality.

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Where can I find out how to write a shell script that is as portable as possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources for portable shell programming I want to write a shell script that is intended for further distribution. So I'd like to write it in a way that is as portable as ...
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Difference between `info` and `pinfo`

What's the difference between info and pinfo besides color? pinfo is: a program for viewing info files while info is: Read documentation in Info format I tried to search the web for the ...
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What GNU/Linux magazines, e-zines are available? [closed]

What GNU/Linux specific magazines, e-zines (free and paid) are there ?
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Documentation of kernel parameters

Where can I find a technical description of the kernel parameters listed in /proc/sys (ob Linux)?
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Is there some kind of “patterns” when coding bash scripts? [closed]

In Java, we have Javadoc and some different styles when programming. In Python, there's pep8. I'm creating some bash scripts for my own use, and would like to know from you, experienced bash users, ...
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What are good online resources for learning shell scripting? [closed]

I am a beginner to shell scripting. I have not yet hardly coded a single program, but I am interested in learning it completely. Can anyone suggest some good online resources which will guide me?
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What documentation shows the associated numbers for linux signals like SIGTERM and SIGKILL?

I can look around the internet and find that the associated number for SIGKILL is 9, but is there linux documentation (such as, a man page) showing the complete list of signals and their numbers?
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How can I add man page entries for my own power tools?

I have no idea about how I can make my home-grown specialist scripts (written mostly in Bash and Perl) available through the man pages. What procedure would I have to follow, and is there a ...
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viewing info documentation with vim

I'm trying to use the ManPageView addon to view info documentation within vim. Although I find ManPageView very useful for, well, viewing manpages, its info-reading functionality doesn't seem to work ...
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What is the font used for GNU documentation?

I am interested in learning how documentation for GNU related software is written, and am wondering what type of font is used in their PDF documentation? (for instance, the GCC manual here: http://gcc....
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Beginning to learn Unix and Linux [closed]

I am a beginner, I want to learn unix and linux, and be a professional. Where should I start?
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Any good LVM tutorial?

I'm planning to user LVM in my next Linux installation, any links to good LVM tutorials/guides/FAQs would be welcomed.
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Tricks and tips for finding information in man pages

Does anyone have any tricks and tips for finding information in man pages?
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missing man pages of some commands

Typing man alias gives me No manual entry for alias The same thing goes for export and eval. At first I thought it only happens to shell built-in commands but man echo gives me the man page. ...
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Why do some commands have man pages and other commands use --help?

Wouldn't it be more consistent if one of these always worked?
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SDK for Developer

Is there any SDK for developers under Linux? I mean more than man pages, it would be more like MSDN Library or Windows SDK under windows, where all documentation about programming and developer guide ...