how can I access docs for packages in /usr/share/doc/{THE_PACKAGE} from Yelp

Asked by Timmie on 2008-08-06

Hello.
how can I access the doccumenatation contained in the /usr/share/doc/{THE_PACKAGE} directories?

For instance I would like to access the doc at:
/usr/share/doc/bzr/html
/usr/share/doc/gmt/html

How do I find these in Yelp?

Is there any search engine or GUI that offers access to such docs?

Thanks,
Timmie

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Last query:
2008-08-07
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2009-03-09

You can use Nautilus and explore the /usr/share/doc/ as usual and open your desired file.

/usr/share/doc/bzr/html
/usr/share/doc/gmt/html

Or you can use terminal

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

cd /usr/share/doc/
ls -l | less

or to find your desired package

ls -l | grep -i the_package

Then change dir to your the_package dir
cd the_package

to view file under /usr/share/doc/the_package dir type
ls -l

to read a file content, type:

pg nameoffile
or
less nameoffile

Timmie (timmie) said : #2

Yes, I know that I can access these by pointing either the terminal or the browser directly.

But why are these not accessible through Yelp?

I would like to see a one stop access for all documentation with full text index at its best.

Thanks for answering!

Jad Madi (jad) said : #3

open your terminal and type

yelp /usr/share/doc/bzr/html/index.html

John Pye (jdpipe) said : #4

The real problem here is that the package(s) you are interested in have not registered their files with Scrollkeeper/Rarian. IMHO you should report bugs to the appropriate packages.

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