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#1 Chachazz

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:26 AM

HOWTOs - subject-specific help | Guides - longer, in-depth books | FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

A behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of the Linux Documentation Project.

TLDP is short for The Linux Documentation Project, an organization of volunteers authoring, reviewing and managing documents about the Linux operating system. Documents basically come in two formats based upon their length. The shorter ones generally are called HOWTOs (or mini-HOWTOs, if they are really short), the longer documents, called guides, deal in-depth with a Linux feature.

The number of topics discussed in these HOWTOs and guides is practically unlimited, ranging from installing the Linux system to managing all kinds of devices, services and environments, to creating your own system from scratch: there's something about it in TLDP, mainly thanks to volunteers who share their experiences. Nevertheless, it must be admitted that there are still some important topics missing from the collection.

All the documentation is freely available in several formats suitable for printing and on-line browsing. The main submission language is English, but several translation efforts, including French, German, Italian, Korean and Chinese, try to make this immense amount of information available to a wider public.

This is only an article, not a book. Some people who have done fantastic work are not mentioned here. I hope these people understand the context of this article and know that I am thinking about them, eventhough they are not all listed by name.

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Just a reminder - the LDP home page may not change too frequently, but our document collection is constantly being updated.