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I just installed apt-doc package. My question is how do I read the User Guide in this package ? In general how do I use the items from a package once I install it ?

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You can also list the files of the package with dpkg -L packagename, and see what's in the /usr/share/doc/ directory.

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I'd open /usr/share/doc/apt-doc/guide.html in a web-browser.

In general you read the documentation for the package you are installing, if necessary you get the list of files that are in the package (e.g. apt-file list packagename) and decide how to proceed from there.

I believe the most common use of apt must be to install software packages. I'd then mostly expect to use man to read about what I have installed.

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  • apt-file is very useful ! Thanks. Jun 16 '11 at 15:33

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