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To keep content in the main articles/maintain this page as a neat link repository:
 
To keep content in the main articles/maintain this page as a neat link repository:
*[[#Emacs shell]] should belong in [[Emacs]]
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<s>*[[#Emacs shell]] should belong in [[Emacs]]</s>
 
*[[#grep]], [[#ls]] and most of [[#Console improvements]] can go in a ''Basic Commands'' article.
 
*[[#grep]], [[#ls]] and most of [[#Console improvements]] can go in a ''Basic Commands'' article.
 
*Other Bash content should be moved to [[Bash]]
 
*Other Bash content should be moved to [[Bash]]
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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)]] (listing out of reflex; not sure about this one)
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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]] (really good alias potential)
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::Potentially big changes:
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::*[[General Recommendations#Retaining boot messages]] to [[Arch Boot Process]] (I don't know which of the many articles dealing with booting is the best candidate)
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::The rest of the article is less problematic (AUR, makepkg, etc.), since they're already present in other articles. [[User:Pwd|pwd]] 16:16, 20 December 2009 (EST)
  
 
== Comments ==
 
== Comments ==

Revision as of 21:16, 20 December 2009

Suggestions

Considerations before further commits

To keep content in the main articles/maintain this page as a neat link repository: *#Emacs shell should belong in Emacs

All of these ^ become links
Structure-wise:

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? 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...
-- 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:

To Bash:
To pacman Tips:
Potentially big changes:
The rest of the article is less problematic (AUR, makepkg, etc.), since they're already present in other articles. pwd 16:16, 20 December 2009 (EST)

Comments

Doing layout first is a nice idea... good thinking.

--Gen2ly 14:16, 19 December 2009 (EST)