How can I help make the docs better? (When I'm too green to know how?)

Gerald Carter jerry at
Mon May 20 15:18:41 GMT 2002

On Fri, 17 May 2002, Fredrik Viklund wrote:

> At 15:46 2002-05-16 +0200, Kai Blin wrote:
> >* Mike Davis <mike2000jan at> [14/05/02, 23:01:15]:
> > > On the other hand, it is consuming a lot
> > > of my time just to learn about Samba and how to configure Linux so I
> > > don't have time (yet) to learn about CVS, 'diff', etc.  (I'm not even
> > > sure that these are the preferred methods for notifying someone of a
> > > correction)
> >
> >This is only too true. *sic* I've not been around for a while, but IIRC
> >not everybody gets developers access to the cvs repository. I recall
> >that I learned how to use diff just to send some corrections for typos
> >on the web page, too. ;)
> One way could be to have a web interface to diff the docs for easy submission
> of typos and similar.
> I could request any doc file, get it in a text box in a form, make my changes
> (or copy/paste them), press the Diff button and *ta da* get the diff back 
> to submit.

It is just as easy to download a copy of the cvs tree and
run diff -u locally IMO. :-)

cheers, jerry
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