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'''This page is currently under construction.''' The final result will be a merged [[Post Installation Tips]] and [[Beginners' Guide Appendix]]. See [[Talk:Post Installation Tips#Duplication of effort (merge?)]] for details.
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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.  
  
 
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.
 
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.
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That said, please keep headings alphabetical.
  
 
-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 20:03, 11 January 2010 (EST)
 
-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 20:03, 11 January 2010 (EST)
 
== Suggestions ==
 
 
=== Considerations before further commits ===
 
''My coments were edited to unclutter the talk page.'' [[User:Pwd|pwd]] 13:42, 23 December 2009 (EST)
 
To keep content in the main articles/maintain this page as a neat link repository:
 
*[[#grep]], [[#ls]] and most of [[#Console improvements]] can go in a ''Basic Commands'' article.
 
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)
 
 
: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?
 
 
: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.
 
 
:I'm not sure what should happen to the "Recommended reading" section. Perhaps it can be converted into a preface or similar...
 
 
:-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 12:44, 20 December 2009 (EST)
 
 
::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:
 
::to ''Core Utilities'':
 
::*<s>[[Post Installation Tips#Colorize the Output of 'ls']]</s>
 
::*<s>[[Post Installation Tips#Colorize the Output of 'grep']]</s>
 
::*<s>[[Post Installation Tips#Timesaving Command-Aliases]]</s>
 
::*[[Post Installation Tips#Useful Commands & Programs]]
 
::*[[Post Installation Tips#Extracting Compressed Files]]
 
::*<s>[[Post Installation Tips#Using 'less' for Browsing Compressed Files]]</s>
 
::The rest of the content is less problematic (AUR, makepkg, etc.), since they're already present in their main articles. [[User:Pwd|pwd]] 16:16, 20 December 2009 (EST)
 
 
:::I'll take this opportunity to mention that a [[How to use a mouse in the console]] ([[GPM]] redirects) article already exists. Otherwise, I concur with your list.
 
 
:::Which other boot-related articles are you considering? I think [[Arch Boot Process]] is a suitable candidate for the "retaining" section (though [[Disable clearing of boot messages]] already exists!)
 
 
:::-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 23:15, 20 December 2009 (EST)
 
 
== Comments ==
 
 
Doing layout first is a nice idea... good thinking.
 
 
--[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 14:16, 19 December 2009 (EST)
 
 
===Hardware auto recognition/udev===
 
[[User:Pointone|pointone]], good call on updating this to today's reality. hwdetect and its kin really aren't noteworthy any more. [[User:Pwd|pwd]] 13:42, 23 December 2009 (EST)
 

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)