Welcome to the Linux Documentation Project (LDP) Homepage!
Last modified on May 20, 1998
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Upcoming Linux and Linux-related Events:
[98/05/19] -- Trinux: A Linux Security Tool Kit, contains the latest versions of popular network/security tools and fits on two floppy disks.
[98/05/19] -- User Guide Dog Project, a documentation project with tips on Linux, and they have a sense of humor too.
[98/05/19] -- Free Software Sites on the Internet, an index list of free software packages with links to their location.
[98/05/19] -- Linux SNA, a project to develop complete Systems Network Architecture (SNA) support for Linux.
[98/05/19] -- Linux Support Services, a free volunteer-staffed technical support service.
[98/05/12] -- Linux MM Patches, some patches for the memory management part of the Linux kernel.
[98/05/12] -- MicroLinux, a small Croatian Linux distribution (Croatian).
[98/05/12] -- Ext2, a weekly online magazine (Turkish).
[98/05/11] -- Links to Free PC Software, a database of free software for DOS, OS/2, Linux, and Windows.
[98/05/11] -- Bochs for Windows, an emulator that can run Linux, Windows 95 and more within Windows 95/NT.
[98/05/11] -- Linux Fortune Cookies, a collection of Linux and computer-related quotes.
[98/05/11] -- Linux Gazette - Version franšaise (French).
[98/05/11] -- Object REXX, an object-oriented scripting language.
[98/05/11] -- RAID Solutions for Linux, has lots of information about RAID and Linux.
[98/05/11] -- Lou's Infocom/Linux Page, all about ways to run old Infocom games.
[98/05/11] -- Linux Resources, a great page with lots of information, including a big list of Linux books and lots of links.
[98/05/11] -- A Linux Questionnaire, (with results), about people's experiences with Linux.
[98/05/11] -- X Window System Terminals, describes how to convert low-end PCs into X Terminals.
[98/05/11] -- Linux Homepage (French).
[98/05/11] -- X11 Games, a page all about games that run under X Windows.
[98/05/11] -- Corel Embraces Open Source, a recent article in Wired.
[98/05/07] -- Angel Negro, has some guides and tutorials (Spanish).
[98/05/07] -- Everything Linux!, has lots of newbie information, tips, a discussion forum, and loads of information and links.
[98/05/07] -- Introduktion till GNU/Linux, a book on Linux and C programming (Swedish).
[98/05/01] -- LinuxFocus, an online free multilingual magazine for the Linux community.
[98/04/27] -- Linux Journalists International, a database of Linux-friendly journalists.
[98/04/27] -- Consistent BackSpace and Delete Configuration has lots of information about configuring these keys in shells and many applications.
[98/04/27] -- An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, about Linux Beowolf clusters.
[98/04/27] -- First Monday, has several interesting articles in a recent issue.
[98/04/27] -- Leminator, information about emulators that run under Linux.
[98/04/27] -- A driver for the HP OfficeJet.
[98/04/26] -- LCDproc, a driver for Matrix Orbital 20x4 LCD displays.
[98/04/23] -- Linux 3D Modeling and Rending, has links and information about 3D graphic modeling, rendering, ray tracing, etc.
[98/04/21] -- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX, a recent performance comparison and analysis by consultant John Kirch.
[98/04/20] -- Linux Dragon Cyber Space has many HOWTO translations and information in Portuguese.
[98/04/20] -- linux-howto, a site for general Linux news, information and links.
[98/04/19] -- Focus on Linux, has many Linux links and collections of information.
[98/04/19] -- SAS for Linux, a site exploring the feasibility of and promoting a port of the SAS system to Linux.
[98/04/19] -- Project Finnish manpages (Finnish).
[98/04/13] -- mon, an extensible service monitoring daemon which can be used to monitor network or non-network resources.
[98/04/13] -- Dark Rain: Empowering New Users, a promising new Linux site.
[98/04/13] -- IS SURVIVAL GUIDE, a recent article in InfoWorld praises Linux and offers an interesting look at Linux and NT.
[98/04/13] -- Linus Torvalds talks economics and operating systems, a recent article in InfoWorld.
General and introductory Linux information.
The Linux Documentation Project (LDP) is working on developing good, reliable documentation for the Linux operating system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in taking care of all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation (man pages, HTML, and so on) to printed manuals covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux. Here is the Linux Documentation Project Manifesto and Copyright License for LDP works.
For translations of LDP works and documentation in languages other English, have a look at the !english links.
You can search the LDP Guides and HOWTOs with the Excite Search Engine, and search the the man pages (fully cross-referenced!) too.
This manual is a guide to the Linux kernel, ranging from concepts to development. If you're interested in writing a device driver, or just general kernel hacking, this is the book for you.
The kernel is at the heart of the operating system. This book is a guide to how the kernel fits together, how it works; a tour of the kernel.
This guide supplements the System Administrators' Guide and cover all of the diverse issues of networking under Linux, from UUCP to serial connections to TCP/IP. Many Linux users won't have access to such a network, so this information is in a separate manual. It contains an intro to TCP/IP and UUCP (for those who have never used such networks before, lots of background information), TCP/IP, UUCP, SLIP, and DNS configuration, configuration of mail systems such as sendmail and Smail, setting up NNTP and news, and NFS.
Also visit the System Administrators' Guide Homepage.
This is the third book in the main LDP series, and assumes knowledge of everything in the Installation and Users' Guides. It will cover all of the aspects of keeping the system running, handling user accounts, backups, configuration of the system, installing and upgrading software, and more. Whereas some of this information is in the Installation Guide (just to get the system off the ground) this book should be much more complete.
This book covers all of the user-end aspects of Linux, from sitting down at the first login session to using complex tools such as gcc, emacs, and so on. It assumes no previous Unix experience, so not only will it serve as an introduction to Linux, but to Unix in general as well. This manual won't cover system administrator tasks (i.e. anything that needs to be done as root) - it's for the J. Random User who has a working Linux system sitting in front of them.
The Linux HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs are detailed "how to" documents on specific subjects. The HOWTO INDEX lists all HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs along with short descriptions. The HOWTOs are written in SGML, and translated to different output formats using SGML Tools.
You can get HOWTOs in:
The mini-HOWTOs are available in:
There are also a few special HOWTOs which are available in HTML only.
The Linux man Pages (version 1.18) for sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9 are available here (with some translations). Section 1 and 8 man pages (i.e., user commands) are available with the corresponding software packages. You also can see the latest man pages information.
The Linux Gazette Issue 28 (May), an online magazine providing many Linux tips and tricks. You can get back issues as well.
You can purchase printed books with LDP works from: