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Where Is the Documentation?

Look in the following places, and the sites that mirror them.

* http://www.linuxdoc.org/
* ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/OS/Linux/doc/HOWTO/
* ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu/pub/linux/docs/HOWTO/
* ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/

For a list of Linux FTP sites, refer to the answer for: "Where Are the
Linux FTP Archives?"

If you don't have access to FTP, try the FTP-by-mail servers:
ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com, ftpmail@doc.ic.ac.uk, or:

A complete list of HOWTO's is available in the file HOWTO-INDEX at
http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html. The
mini-HOWTO's are indexed at

A search engine at the Linux FAQ Home Page,
http://www.mainmatter.com/, allows you to search LDP HOWTO's, the
Linux FAQ, man pages, and Network Administrator's Guide.

In addition, translations are available from
ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/translations/ and mirrors
worldwide. The HOWTO's and other documentation have been translated
into the following languages:

Chinese (Big5) (zh) Croatian (hr) French (fr)
German (de Hellenic (el) Indonesian (id)
Italian (it) Japanese (ja) Korean (ko)
Polish (pl) Slovenian (sl) Spanish (es)
Swedish (sv) Turkish (tr)

Additional documents are always in preparation. Please get in touch
with the coordinators if you are interested in writing one. Contact
and submission information is at

There is also a LDP HOWTO page at http://howto.tucows.org/.

The Guide Series produced by the Linux Documentation Project is
available from http://www.linuxdoc.org/. Please read them if you are
new to Unix and Linux.

The Linux Mobile Guide is an expanded version of the
Linux-Laptop-HOWTO. The URL is: http://home.snafu.de/wehe/howtos.html.

And, of course, a number of people have written documentation
independently of the LDP:

* Linux Administrators Security Guide, by Kurt Seifried.
* Newbie's Linux Manual. http://www.linuxdoc.org/nlm/.
* One-Page Linux Manual. http://www.powerup.com.au/~squadron/.
* Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition. http://rute.sourceforge.net/.
* Short beginners' manual for Linux. Also available in Dutch.
* Virtual Frame buffer HOWTO, by Alex Buell.
* X11 & TrueType Fonts, by Peter Kleiweg.

Documentation for kernel developers is on-line:

To find out about Linux memory management, including performance
tuning, see Rik van Riel's Web page at

The Linux Consultants HOWTO has a directory of Linux consultants at

Gary's Encyclopedia lists over 4,000 Linux related links. Its URL is

There is also a FAQ specifically for the Red Hat Linux distribution,
at http://www.best.com/~aturner/RedHat-FAQ/faq_index.html.

And the Home Page of this FAQ is http://www.mainmatter.com/.

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