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openSUSE 11.1 Reference Guide
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39.0 Help and Documentation

openSUSE® comes with various sources of information and documentation, many of which are already integrated in your installed system:

Documentation in /usr/share/doc

This traditional help directory holds various documentation files and the release notes for your system. Find more detailed information in Section 39.1, Documentation Directory.

Man Pages and Info Pages for Shell Commands

When working with the shell, you do not need to know the options of the commands by heart. Traditionally, the shell provides integrated help by means of man pages and info pages. Read more in Section 39.2, Man Pages and Section 39.3, Info Pages.

Desktop Help Centers

The help centers of both, the KDE desktop (KDE help center) and the GNOME desktop (Yelp), provide central access to the most important documentation resources on your system in searchable form. These resources include online help for installed applications, man pages, info pages, and the Novell/SUSE manuals delivered with your product. .

Separate Help Packages for Some Applications

When installing new software with YaST, the software documentation is installed automatically in most cases and usually appears in the help center of your desktop. However, some applications, such as The GIMP, may have different online help packages that can be installed separately with YaST and do not integrate into the help centers.

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