On Sun, 28 Oct 2001, Sameer D. Sahasrabuddhe wrote:
For the love of St. Ignucius, when was the last time
actually visited the directory called /usr/doc or /usr/share/doc?
Thank you Sameer. Here are some rules that people should follow before
posting a question on the lug:
1. Look in /usr/doc or /usr/share/doc to see if there is relevant
documentation for your problem. grep is your friend here.
2. Look for a relevant man page.
3. Look for a relevant HOWTO document
4. Search the mailing list archives (google can do this for you).
5. Search other mailing list archives (google can do this too).
6. If you find the info - post your results here so that it will help
If you do not, post your question here
7. Even after posting, try and figure out other ways to solve it. Look
at program sources if necessary. grep for relevant error messages.
Finding the actual line number where the error took place can help the
developer find the problem.
8. Make sure you have the latest versions of all software relevant.
And for those who answer questions, I'd suggest you point people to the
relevant documentation instead of simply spoonfeeding.
We are not microsoft, we do not want people to be permanently reliant on
us for solutions. We want everyone to be self sufficient.
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