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RE: Looking for man pages

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Jim Drash
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 12:55 PM
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> Subject: Re: Looking for man pages
> Using the google search bar "man gettimeofday", I was able to find the
> man page for that function and many others.

I don't need a network connection to get those pages on any of the
Slackware computers I use at home. But this is my office computer with
too many people (250) and clients (>1000) sharing a limited bandwidth
(5MB) connection to the Internet. Google Search is specifically
forbidden, even if I wanted to install it, and any application that does
frequent automatic connections is strongly discouraged.

I personally don't like any of the automagic search tools because they
don't let me know that the information I wanted was not where I thought
it should be. That leaves me with too many broken shortcuts and
bookmarks. If they are broken, I want to know that before I look for
another source for the information.

Bob McConnell

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