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Gettin' it Done: a Goldmine of Linux Information at Your Fingertips

Dec 30, 2008, 15:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Cobb)

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"Recently after installing a library and accompanying documentation, I had to dig into /usr/share/doc/lib-so and so only to find the docs were in HTML and had an INDEX.HTML launched. It was a Sunday and I had some time to burn so I surfed around a few more of the folders in doc and there were a number of applications and libraries that distributed their docs that way. It did seem rather random which ones fit this pattern and which ones did not so I wanted a cleaner way to view this documentation all in one place.

"As an experiment I wrote a little Python script called Idxer (1.0 has been put under the GPL here) which does two simple things: it walked the /usr/share/doc looking for any sets of documentation with an INDEX.HTML file and it would output a simple HTML document with links to all of your documentation."

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