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Help is on the way maybe!

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I have recently started putting together a basic website to server up manpages , info . and help menus in the browser without opening a terminal.
the plan is to make it easy to navigate and pleasing to view will also providing a download link to a printable full doc. i hope to add user registration soon after launch . Doing this will allow for community edits and increased security against vandals. please message me if you could get into this project. currently all my pages are generated in the terminal. I am having an issue with the proper links being written to the docs although. I look forward to any in-query or comments. (edit all pages are in html)
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https://manpages.ubuntu.com/

(also you're off-topic for this forum section)
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Or http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/index.html, which is a little nicer though not tied to Ubuntu versions.
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gm10 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:06 am
https://manpages.ubuntu.com/

(also you're off-topic )
can you point me in a good direction also i hope to build a paywalled site with parts of the web app built open-source i directly attribute and others a team will build.
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A pay-walled site for Linux manuals. You do you I guess. ;)
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What are you going to offer that will make people pay to view, otherwise gratis, manpages.
DLC, season passes or loot boxes for manpages? But I'm not an entrepreneur so yeah, you do you :wink:
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OppieS wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:29 am
gm10 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:06 am
https://manpages.ubuntu.com/

(also you're off-topic )
can you point me in a good direction also i hope to build a paywalled site with parts of the web app built open-source i directly attribute and others a team will build.


I am sorry but I do not understand this. This is Linux and I would expect my help pages to be free. Sorry!!!!

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OppieS wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:29 am
... i hope to build a paywalled site with parts of the web app built open-source i directly attribute and others a team will build.
You must be joking. I certainly hope so.

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Actually, you might be able to go the paywalled route. I've been thinking about this and I have an idea.

First off, of course, the content must be relevant, well-written, and accessible. But, do the following:

Get a buzz started about the site. Do whatever you need to do to make this happen (keep it legal, of course) and initially leave it open, but promise to keep adding content, and deliver on that promise.

Start charging, giving sweetheart deals to initial users, and then charge really high rates for your premier, "best on the Internet" content. Let the buzz about your site build to the point it's kind of crazy. In time, various people will try and break into your site. Even if your site doesn't get huge, it's going to be a challenge for someone, or maybe several people.

When they break in — and I assure you, they will — go after your hosting provider along with whomever provided Internet connectivity which was used to access your site by the ne'er-do-wells, suing them for every last penny you can wring out of them.

If successful, you can possibly retire on the money, and never need to do anything again.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously... are you out of your mind? Who in the world is going to pay for information and advice they can get for free with little more than a simple, relevant Google search?
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OppieS wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:29 am
i hope to build a paywalled site with parts of the web app built open-source i directly attribute and others a team will build.
So you're hoping to charge users for something that they can get for free in lots of other places AND you want this to be built using open-source software (which I'm guessing you're equating to "free") by some team (which I'm also guessing will work for you for free).

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For useful commands, I simply redirect the manpage to a text file. Same for help pages. That way, they can be read with whatever application you choose e.g. Kate in my case, which has an excellent navigation sidebar. No need for an internet connection either. :)

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man program > /path/to/desired/directory/man_program.txt
(Alter accordingly).

Your initial idea may be nice but you'd need to have good content of your own making if you're thinking of adding paywalls etc..
powerwagon75 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:34 am
Like this one?

https://linux.die.net/man/
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I like the look of that! Might be handy when on a different system (don't worry, not M$ :wink:).
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BG405 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:22 pm
For useful commands, I simply redirect the manpage to a text file. Same for help pages. That way, they can be read with whatever application you choose e.g. Kate in my case, which has an excellent navigation sidebar. No need for an internet connection either. :)

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man program > /path/to/desired/directory/man_program.txt
(Alter accordingly).
How about:

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yelp man:program
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gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:26 pm
How about:

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yelp man:program
Thanks not seen that one before. :)
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