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Date:      Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:08:55 -0600
From:      Benjamin Kaduk <bjk@freebsd.org>
To:        "John W. Kitz" <John.Kitz@xs4all.nl>
Cc:        freebsd-doc@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Is there a possibility to obtain the most recent FreeBSD documentation in .pdf format?
Message-ID:  <20161202220855.GS8460@kduck.kaduk.org>
In-Reply-To: <000001d24ce6$ee26b970$ca742c50$@Kitz@xs4all.nl>
References:  <000001d24ce6$ee26b970$ca742c50$@Kitz@xs4all.nl>

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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

-Ben



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