Intro to the linux documentation project, with help, guides and documents
The Linux Documentation Project (LDP) provides a variety of free documentation resources including guides, FAQs, HOWTOs, and man-pages to the Linux community.
The various documents in the LDP archives are maintained by individual authors, and are listed in the beginning of each HOWTO. If you have any questions or inputs to a document we encourage you to contact the authors directly.
The LDP has its own dedicated web site as do many of the various translations projects which are linked from the main LDP web site at:
A web page with status information for manual pages and translations is found at:
LDP has a number of mailing lists, such as
Announcements from the LDP project
General discussion on the LDP project
Questions about the use of DocBook
For subscription information, see the website.
If you are interested in DocBook beyond the simple markup of your LDP document, you may want to consider joining one of the OASIS DocBook mailing lists. Please see http://docbook.org/mailinglist/index.html for more information.
Most distributions include the HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs in the installation
/usr/doc/ (old place for documentation)
/usr/share/doc/ (new place for documentation)
/usr/share/doc/HOWTO/ (HOWTO files)
/usr/share/doc/HOWTO/mini/ (mini-HOWTO files)