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== Suggestions ==
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== Page history and purpose ==
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This page was constructed from information previously available in [[Post Installation Tips]] and Beginners' Guide Appendix.
  
=== Considerations before further commits ===
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The intended style is that of an "index" of popular or otherwise frequently-sought information. This page should contain no real "content", but rather short introductions/descriptions of a problem/application followed by a suitable wiki link for interested parties.
  
To keep content in the main articles/maintain this page as a neat link repository:
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That said, please keep headings alphabetical.
<s>*[[#Emacs shell]] should belong in [[Emacs]]</s>
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*[[#grep]], [[#ls]] and most of [[#Console improvements]] can go in a ''Basic Commands'' article.
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*Other Bash content should be moved to [[Bash]]
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<small>All of these ^ become links</small><br>
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Structure-wise:
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*Keep notices such as "''[[yaourt]] or another [[AUR helper]]''" in [[#Recommended reading]]
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I copied most of this content (that I'm now asking to move) before realizing that the merger has more opportunities for improvement. Seeing that it's a major departure from [[Post Installation Tips]]/[[Beginners' Guide Appendix]], I bring this up before changing too much. Thoughts? [[User:Pwd|pwd]] 23:57, 19 December 2009 (EST)
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:Completely agree on all points. I especially liked your idea of a [[coreutils]] or [[Core Utilities]] article, though I don't believe "grep" and "diff" are included in the coreutils package. Do you think enough could be said about "grep" to warrant a separate article?
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-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 20:03, 11 January 2010 (EST)
 
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:My plan of attack was to begin merging sections that are already covered in separate articles, then focus on splitting and merging remaining sections -- but, as they say, there's more than one way to skin a cat. Ideally though, this article should contain absolutely no real "content" (in my opinion). Even the "LILO" tip I'd like to split, despite it being a single line of text.
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:I'm not sure what should happen to the "Recommended reading" section. Perhaps it can be converted into a preface or similar...
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:-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 12:44, 20 December 2009 (EST)
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::Alright, I'm thinking ''Core Utilities'' is, so far, the best out of the proposals. As you mentioned, coreutils doesn't include grep/others and would otherwise be a needless limitation. A title like ''Basic Commands''  feels out of place with coloring tips, etc. Ignoring the title for the moment, I'm thinking of moving:
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::To ''Core Utilities'':
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Colorize the Output of 'ls']]
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Colorize the Output of 'grep']]
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Timesaving Command-Aliases]]
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Useful Commands & Programs]]
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Extracting Compressed Files]]
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Using 'less' for Browsing Compressed Files]]
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Enabling Console Mouse Support (gpm)]] <small>(listing out of reflex; not sure about this one)</small>
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::To [[Bash]]:
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Fast Bash Completion]]
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::To [[pacman Tips]]:
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::*[[Post Installation Tips#Pacman]] <small>(really good alias potential)</small>
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::Potentially big changes:
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::*[[General Recommendations#Retaining boot messages]] to [[Arch Boot Process]] <small>(I don't know which of the many articles dealing with booting is the best candidate. Very important! Seems to me that it should be considered ''crucial'' info.)</small>
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::The rest of the content is less problematic (AUR, makepkg, etc.), since they're already present in their main articles already. [[User:Pwd|pwd]] 16:16, 20 December 2009 (EST)
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== Comments ==
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Doing layout first is a nice idea... good thinking.
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--[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 14:16, 19 December 2009 (EST)
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Revision as of 12:44, 30 October 2013

Page history and purpose

This page was constructed from information previously available in Post Installation Tips and Beginners' Guide Appendix.

The intended style is that of an "index" of popular or otherwise frequently-sought information. This page should contain no real "content", but rather short introductions/descriptions of a problem/application followed by a suitable wiki link for interested parties.

That said, please keep headings alphabetical.

-- pointone 20:03, 11 January 2010 (EST)