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 Linux Documentation Project Works 

The Linux Documentation Project (LDP) is working on developing good, reliable documentation for the Linux operating system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in taking care of all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation (man pages, HTML, and so on) to printed manuals covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux. Here is the Linux Documentation Project Manifesto and Copyright License for LDP works.

For translations of LDP works and documentation in languages other than English, see the "Non-English Linux Info" links page.

You can search the LDP documents from our search page.

LDP Guides:

Note: The LDP guides have moved to their own page.

Linux HOWTOs:

The Linux HOWTOs are detailed "how to" documents on specific subjects. The HOWTO index lists all HOWTOs along with short descriptions. The HOWTOs are written in SGML or XML, and translated to different output formats using SGML-Tools (Linuxdoc DTD) or the DocBook/DSSSL tools. Join the LDP announcements mailing list for news on HOWTO updates.

Master (alphabetical) HOWTO Index
(browse HOWTOS by descriptions/dates & read online)

Master Category Index
(browse HOWTOs by category & read online)

Recent Updates
(browse a list of recently updated HOWTOs & read online)
plain text browse directory tarred/gzipped (8.7M)
HTML (single page) browse directory tarred/gzipped (6.7M)
HTML (multiple pages) browse directory
PDF browse directory tarred/gzipped (60M)
Plucker DB (for Palm/handheld) browse directory tarred/gzipped (16M)
SGML/XML source browse CVS repository  (request an account)
Non-English translations browse directory
Archived documents browse directory

»   Notes

»  additional HOWTO-related items:

  • We now offer all HOWTOs and FAQs in the Plucker DB format, viewable on your Palm device. Plucker generators and viewers are free software/open source software, released under the GPL. You can get the Plucker software, including source code, at:

    These documents can be accessed from the pluckerdb directory.

  • MemoWare PDA Document Repository contains some HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs in AportisDoc format (for PalmPilot users).

  • A collection of lists of the HOWTOs sorted by last update/modify date, filename, etc.

Linux Man Pages:

For your convenience, we archive snapshots of the (English language) Linux man pages. Please see our dedicated man page section for details.

Linux FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions with Answers):

Available formats:

For your convenience, a link to the Linux FAQ.

Linux Gazette:

Linux Gazette is an online magazine that provides many Linux tips and tricks. Mirrored from


LinuxFocus is a volunteer-driven online Linux magazine. It is truly international and free. It is no longer mirrored.

Additional Documents of Interest (Quick Ref, Tutorials, ...):

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