Usage: command [-vrxtasjagelnh] infileSee also: ....Authors: ....
Usage: command [-alnvergh] [-c config] infile outfileSynopsis: When I was a young child, my father would bring me along as he hunted for quail. It was through this early bonding opportunity that I first discovered the ordered rhythm of life. And so, I began a decade-long journey to devise the ideal algorithm for coordinating the venerable timer (as you might find in /proc/kernel/....<425 pages later>... and so you may wish to correlate the oscillation of rubidium to the polling frequency with which you query the server, or otherwise tune the COSMIC_QUANTA_MANIPULATION field to a suitable integer between 7 and the natural log of ....
I've found man pages come in two lengths
For the love of... I just want to know how to synchronize the system clock to my time server on boot-up... =( This has got to be a common scenario! I could've written my own driver by now!
Have you noticed that a lot of instructions on how to do things in Linux are a bit like this picture:-
Turbo Linux 2.0 on a 486 laptop with 8 meg of RAM; I had to learn not only how to install it, but also how to re-compile the kernel in order to get the sound card, PCMCIA slots, and other peripheral devices all working properly. Ultimately, I got it done, but not without a lot of reference to man pages, the internet (over a modem back then), and more than a few books.
Quote from: SirNickity on Jun 06, 2014, 10:25 pmFor the love of... I just want to know how to synchronize the system clock to my time server on boot-up... =( This has got to be a common scenario! I could've written my own driver by now!Also, honestly - this doesn't look that difficult (mind you, I've never tried):http://www.akadia.com/services/ntp_synchronize.html
The NTP package maintainers are threatening to remove ntpdate from the distribution. "This functionality is now available in the ntpd program ... after a suitable period of mourning, the ntpdate program is to be retired..."
It's not specific to man pages, I don't think. I've read several walk-throughs that were intended to be consumed by beginners, and had lots of step by step instructions before turning into something like: "Then edit your network configuration files as necessary."Part of it is the experience gap between the user reading the guide, and the programmer / enthusiast writing it. It's hard to know or remember what things are going to go over the heads of an inexperienced audience. Then there's the complexity of a modern Linux system, where you could be doing any of a hundred different things. Documenting them all, exhaustively, without reading like a Choose-Your-Adventure novel would be a considerable undertaking. There's also laziness, as the author runs out of motivation after writing five pages of elementary text.
make bzlilo modules modules_install
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