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Date:      Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:37:01 +0100
From:      "John W. Kitz" <John.Kitz@xs4all.nl>
To:        "'Glen Barber'" <gjb@FreeBSD.org>, "'Benjamin Kaduk'" <bjk@freebsd.org>
Cc:        <freebsd-doc@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Is there a possibility to obtain the most recent FreeBSD documentation in .pdf format?
Message-ID:  <002601d24cec$9a3da610$ceb8f230$@Kitz@xs4all.nl>
In-Reply-To: <20161202221931.GF25895@FreeBSD.org>
References:  <000001d24ce6$ee26b970$ca742c50$@Kitz@xs4all.nl> <20161202220855.GS8460@kduck.kaduk.org> <20161202221931.GF25895@FreeBSD.org>

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Ben, Glen,

On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 04:08:55PM -0600, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 10:56:19PM +0100, John W. Kitz wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > I was wondering; most books on FreeBSD that are on the market at any 
> > one time are typically based on a release that is quite a bit older 
> > than the most recent GA'd one. Obviously there is the HTML version 
> > online, but I prefer to use a book or a printed manual.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Is there a possibility to obtain the most recent FreeBSD 
> > documentation in .pdf format, either by means of downloading it or 
> > by e.g. using some tool to generate it from the HTML version?
> 
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/fdp-primer/ has instructions for 
> building the FreeBSD documentation; the extremely abridged version is
roughly:
> 
> pkg install docproj
> svn co https://svn.freebsd.org/doc/head doc cd doc make FORMATS=pdf 
> ENGLISH_ONLY=yes
> 

They're also available on the FTP mirrors:

 http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/doc/

Found what I was looking for.

Thanks to both of you for your prompt response.

Enjoy your weekend, regards, Jk.




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