Fool's guide to FIND

Richard Lightman richard at nezumi.plus.com
Thu Nov 21 12:32:14 PST 2002


* Declan Moriarty <declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie> [2002-11-21 19:39]:
> Can anyone point me to such a thing? With examples?
> 
info find

Good man pages are useful as a reference, but are difficult to read
when you want an introduction. Someone at the FSF (RMS?) has a really
poor opinion of man pages, and does not want of FSF resources 'wasted'
on them despite the fact that a good man page is far better for
reference than most info documentation. For this reason, you will find
the man pages for FSF software are often automatically generated, and
not that useful unless you already know a good deal about the command.
For introductory text, you are often much better of reading the info
pages instead.

Richard

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