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01-C.20: HELP!! Where can I find help in Linux?

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    As always, documentation is a necessity with any complex project. Documentation is meant to help Linux users, no matter their responsibility or experience level, to perform a variety of activities and resolve the diversity of issues that will arise. There is not a single, authoritative source of Linux system documentation. Documentation can be found across multiple sources that appear in multiple forms, each one suited to a particular context.

    • Linux manual pages
    • Help commands that are part of the software
    • Online Linux documentation projects
    • Question and answer websites
    • Online forums and social media
    • Books and other print resources
    • Usenet newsgroups
    • Internet mailing lists


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