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Date:      Thu, 23 Dec 2004 13:15:46 -0800
From:      "Sally Hines" <shines@smaller.net>
To:        "'Tyler Gee'" <geekout@gmail.com>, "'Mervin McDougall'" <mcd_advisory@yahoo.com>
Cc:        freebsd-newbies@freebsd.org
Subject:   Manpage interpreter
Message-ID:  <000001c4e934$9290f080$6400a8c0@musal32mpxlg>
In-Reply-To: <6e01203b04122309064e682e1c@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi,

I've been subscribing to this list for over 3 years. I initially subscribed
to the -questions list also, but I couldn't handle the volume, and also
couldn't interpret the language used there. I need to learn in a language
that I know, or at least get an interpreter for the manpage-ese that's used
in replies to questions on that list. 

I ask a simple question, how do I automate ports update? I get "read the
manpages" or quoting from the manpages which is written in a language
foreign to me, but masquerades as English. Where can I get at least a good,
simple glossary for the terms used in the manpages and on the questions
list?

I asked questions here, and got yelled at, at great length. I have not
posted to this list for over a year because of that.

Sally Hines
With a broken FreeBSD box




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