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The Linux Documentation Project - LDP for short, or tldp (taken from the domain name) - is a very long-standing project whose aim is to document all aspects of the GNU/Linux operating system and associated applications software. The Project is governed by the LDP Manifesto and has a long history.
The LDP website consists of two parts: the first part is a collection of documents, mostly the famous "HOWTO"s, but also some Guides. This collection is available in many flavours, from html for online reading to docbook source for rendering in many other document formats. This part of the site is mirrored all over the world.
The second part is the wiki you are currently reading. This part aims to be the LDP workshop, where new documents are written, and where old ones are updated. Of course, anyone wishing to write in docbook/linuxdoc is allowed to do so; but others can use the power and friendliness of this wiki to produce their texts. Be warned, however, that docs on the wiki may still be under elaboration and so not yet fully accurate.
If you are reading this, you are already an LDP user . Anyone can be a visitor if you only want to peruse our docs; but you can still fix typos or errors on most wiki documents even as a visitor ; you can also send us an e-mail to warn when something is wrong on the LDP Web site. You can be an author if you want to be responsible for a page, see the author guide. If you want to be even more deeply involved and help us manage the Web site, you can become a member - see the relevant page on the blue inset on the top right of any page. Thanks!
HOWTOs: list of all the LDP documents currently to be found on this site
Guides: list of all the LDP Guides currently on this wiki
Interesting starting points:
Rewriting Manifesto/GettingInvolved task list, where we need the most help!
WikiWriters: information on the people who actively contribute to this wiki
RecentChanges: see where people are currently working
WikiSandBox: feel free to change this page and experiment with editing
FindPage: search or browse the database in various ways
HelpOnMoinWikiSyntax: quick access to wiki markup
SiteNavigation: get an overview over this site and what it contains
A wiki is a collaborative site, anyone can contribute and share:
Edit any page by pressing Edit at the top or the bottom of the page
Create a link to another page with joined capitalised words (like WikiSandBox) or with [[words in brackets]]
To learn more about a WikiWikiWeb, read about WhyWikiWorks and the WikiNature. Also, consult the HelpMiscellaneous/FrequentlyAskedQuestions page.