On 09/22/2016 09:59 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 02:50:30PM +0100, Brian wrote:
To read the manual

  apt-get download lightdm

works every time.

Hmm, well.

$ cd /tmp
$ apt-get download lightdm
$ ls, man dpkg, ...
$ dpkg -x lightdm_1.10.3-3_amd64.deb ldm
$ gzip -dc ldm/usr/share/man/man1/lightdm.1.gz | nroff -man | less

Turns out there is a whole new section in the man page since wheezy!


That is the only addition.

$ man dm-tool
No manual entry for dm-tool

Yes, I could do a bunch of crap to try to figure out which package
contains that manual page, extract it, etc.  But it doesn't seem like
a useful investment of time, as I would not expect it to describe how
a DM works, or what happens after it has accepted and verified a password.

Suppose all you get is a black screen and a mouse pointer?? <howls> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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