Documentation is a file or set of files that come with a program which detail the programs operation.

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What does 'source' do?

$ whatis source source: nothing appropriate. $ man source No manual entry for source $ source bash: source: filename argument required source: usage: source filename [arguments] It exists, and it is ...
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Tool to annotate pictures (screenshots) for documentation purposes? [closed]

Long time ago, I saw someone use a software (on Windows) that was specifically created to annotate pictures. It made it simple to add arrows, boxes, circles in "outstanding" colors to the image. ...
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How do I use the awesome window manager?

I've installed awesome on my Ubuntu laptop, and I like it. But I feel kind of lost. I don't know any keyboard shortcuts and the man pages aren't really any help (for instance, what does Mod4 mean?). ...
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What does third symbol in “rw-” file mode mean in OS X ls manual page?

I have trouble understanding ls's manual regarding a file that has rw- mode. Here's the quote: If r, the file is readable; if −, it is not readable. If w, the file is writable; if −, it is ...
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Wiki & issue-tracking in one system?

I'm looking for an integrated solution that combines documentation of a software system with tracking of bugs, change requests and feature requests. Requirements: Documentation using a wiki would ...
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Adding programming code into LaTex / LyX

Maybe I'm just being thick, but I can't find any sensible way to simply paste in my (python) code into latex without losing all the indent information (kinda important for python). Anyone got any ...
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Sound quality in bluetooth headphones doesn't change to high

My Bluetooth headset Philips SHB6610 has several profiles. It can work as low-quality sound headset (HFP) and high-quality sound headphones (A2DP). Typically whenever I start to play the music in my ...
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Getting started with Far Manager

I'm interested in learning Far Manager. Are there any walkthroughs or tutorials or feature tours out there? The F1 help system is good, but it's more of a reference than a beginners guide.
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Mac OS X Lion - Xcode components simulator location

When we downloaded Xcode 4.5.1, to test applications in older simulators we installed it from Settings->Downloads->Components Now there is Xcode 4.5.2 available. Again we need to download ...
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Does this exist: a standardized way of documenting a file-system structure

At work, I'm in charge of maintaining the organization of a whole lot of varied data on a standard file-system. Part of this is coming up with sensible classification (by similarity, need, read/write ...
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Where can I find a complete list of Windows STOP error codes?

Its all in the title, really. I need a list of STOP (blue screen) error codes so that when I see one, I can look it up. You'd think this would be documented somewhere, but I'll be darned if I can find ...
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How to prevent Spell checking code in MS Office?

We use MS Office. Outlook for emails, Word for some documentation and I use OneNote a lot for my own note taking. What bugs me is when I drop some code or use key words or even camel case into these ...
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Sharepoint - Pitfalls to plan around?

Management is taking steps to rectify an issue with have with document management. The issue with our document manage is: we don't have any... Currently, we have a drive on the NAS with upwards of ...
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What does the index mean e.g. pkg-info(1)?

Many man pages include an index e.g. pkg-info (1) and sometimes the same man page references the same base but with different indices e.g. pkg-info (4). What does the index stand for?
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What kinds of Windows documentation for sysadmins are available? [closed]

I'm interested in structured, authoritative documentation for Windows (7, Vista and XP). No click-here click-there guides, but terse technical documentation which defines terms. What kinds thereof ...
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Unable to view Xcode 4.2 help “index.html” is locked for editing

When viewing help documentation in Xcode 4.2 (iOS SDK 5) we get these error messages: "index.html" is locked for editing and you may not be able to save your changes. Do you want to unlock it? The ...
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asciidoc for bachelor thesis?

I'm looking for alternatives to LaTeX for documenting my bachelor thesis and I was thinking of asciidoc. I use it for nearly all documentation I write but I'm not sure if it matches the requirements ...
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Best way to browse Powershell help?

I'm a Powershell user. I think the Get-Help is useful, but I don't like to read help in the console. Is there a program that can display the help in an external window? with links and display that you ...
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Where is the Official list of Windows Environment Variables?

I'm working on some .bat stuff created in a legacy application, which uses many environment variables. I need to know exactly what is every one of them (%windir%, %os%, etc.). So I need the official ...
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How to increase the font size in the Matlab help browser permanently?

Maybe I'm getting old, but the text in Matlab's built-in help browser is too small for me to read comfortably. It is possible to increase the font size using Ctrl-+, but every time a new help page is ...
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Old KB articles on MSDN

Microsoft removes KB articles when they get old. Its really frustrating to come up to a page for a KB article you know should exist, (you bookmarked it) but its just been removed. Does Microsoft put ...
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Software to generate a sequence of instructions

I'm looking for a desktop software that could help me record a sequence of actions on my website to then semi-automatically generate documentation for my end users. The generated documentation could ...
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Help files and power point presentations

Edit: Some clarifications: We already use Help and Manual for our help files The question is really what to use that allows us to make hyperlinks from help file to presentation, and back, and still ...
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MediaWiki like wiki, but with user management?

I really like the syntax of MediaWiki, and that it doesn't use a rich editor, but I would very much like if it had user management. As far as I can tell, the page is either locked or open for anyone ...
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How to fix code examples in Python documentation?

I'm having a strange problem when trying to view the Python documentation. Basically, all code examples cut off the last line of text. The screenshot below illustrates what I mean. The text box isn't ...
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How can I create documentation like the Eclipse or Fedora documentation? [closed]

I need a CMS that creates documentation like Eclipse docs or Fedora docs. I need search options and good looking printing support. I don't want to hard code elements like current documentation ...
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Scrolling plan file

How do I create a scrolling plan file? I read about their existence here http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/P/plan-file.html, but it doesn't explain how to actually make them.
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Where do I look for Linux kernel module documentation?

Where do I look for Linux kernel module documentation? For example, I've tried googling the module iwlagn, but I cannot find anything that tells me about available options. Where do I look?
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After typing 'info bash', how do I exit the documentation?

I tried to use the terminal. I typed "help" and was happy to see a list of commands appear on the screen, among which "use 'info bash' to find out more about the shell in general". So I typed 'info ...
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How to get rid of spaces entered when direct-formatting a document in word

So I understand that there are 2 ways of formatting in word: direct-formatting, where you select a text,pick the font, size, colour, alignment etc. Other is style-based formatting, where you select ...
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A good manual for Firebug

I can't find a book on how to best use Firebug or at least a sort of .pdf file. Just small guides. Does anyone have a link on this.
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Is there documentation for the command line interface of the Marvell Disk Storage Utility?

The Marvell Disk Storage Utility (DSU), as required to enable and configure HybridDuo mode with a Highpoint Rocket Hybrid 1220, Asus P8P67DLX or Lycom PE-115H has a command line interface, but neither ...
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Good open-source DocBook editing tools? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Tool that helps writing a Book with DocBook Code? I am looking for a good open-source application to help with editing DocBook documents. By good I mean: ...
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Using gcc documentation

I downloaded gcc-4.1-doc package to my Ubuntu computer. How can I use it? What command should I execute to see this documentation?
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Performance required to improve Windows Experience Index?

Is there a guide on the metrics required to obtain a certain Windows Experience Index? A Microsoft guy said in January 2009: On the matter of transparency, it is indeed our plan to disclose in ...
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How to use Ubuntu's PHP-doc

I run sudo apt-get install php-doc I did not find a man entry, nor "which" entry for the program. There is no "phpdoc" -program in my PATH altough I have /usr/bin in my PATH which apparently ...
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Does Windows 7 include a CHM Helpfile viewer?

Does Windows 7 have a CHM viewer preinstalled? Windows Vista didn't have one, so helpfiles of most regular software could not be viewed.
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Creating a footnote in MS Word?

How I can create footnotes in MS Word? I do not want to create a page footer because that would appear in all pages, but I need to write some things as footnotes on a specific page. I want to add ...
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cygwin git documentation

I just installed git using cygwin. I then tried using git help status but I received the error fatal: '/usr/share/doc/git-doc': not a documentation directory. And indeed, there is no folder git-doc in ...
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How does one view the “inline docs” of a .cpp file?

I have cpp files peppered with comments such as the following before every function: /** * @brief Set the normal and expansion handshake timeouts. * * @param wm Array of wiimote_t ...
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how do I alter the structure of a table in SugarCRM CE?

How do I add fields to the opportunities table so that they propagate? From within Studio > Opportunities > Fields I added fields. Pardon, I don't understand the next step to effect a change ...
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Netbeans comment vars

How can I know about full list of comments operations for Netbeans? I saw @var @param and @return. What is the difference between /* and /** ? How can I find tutorials about Netbeans comments variable ...
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non-root man pages with Linux-Ubuntu

I'm working on a Linux-Ubuntu server as non-root user. I created a small application and because I'm not a privileged user I'm going to install it under $HOME/bin directory (this directory is in the ...
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How can I show data types in a Visio database diagram

How can I display the column types in a Visio database diagram?
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OpenSource web based documentation system

I have a set of HTML pages that document my (OpenSource) software which looks fine in any browser. Now I'd like to help the user searching through the documentation (full text search, some keyword ...
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where do you find documentation for a Linux package without a man file?

Upgrading to F15 I've really taken a bite of the Linux apple. I'm customizing my desktop environment more than I did under F11. I've added encryption. And since my laptop is a several years old, its ...
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Mac OS X. Terminal not connecting to system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS X Terminal not logging in In short: Do I have any options other than restarting? Does anyone know a place with good documentation about the shell, specific to ...
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Numbering in next item of outer list gets confused by numbered inner list of previous item in same outer list

I am making a document and writing the body. I have many headings like: 1 Introduction (applied heading1 style) 2 Basics (applied heading1 style) 3 Experimentation (applied heading1 style) 1 setup ...
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Where can I find the manual for a Dell Latitude E5400?

I have a new laptop, a Dell Latitude E5400 running Windows 7 Pro’. I’m very happy with it so far except it doesn’t seem to come with a manual. I’ve checked the DVDs that come with it and can’t see ...
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Are there any copy and pastable web form elements for use in word (for documentation/mockups) [closed]

Are there any copy and pastable web form elements for use in word (for documentation/mockups etc) Just need to quickly show a layout examples of web forms to send to clients.