On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:25:42 +0800 Fbsd1 <fb...@a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> I find it very hard to find the subject I am looking for in the > handbook. The index only gets me to the general area in the handbook > and then I have to (next page) through it looking for what I hope is > there. > > The Index really needs to be expanded to display each and every > sub-section of all the major sections now in the index. > > For example Installing from a "ms/dos partition" or "splash screen > usage". > > These are both subjects in the handbook but are not in the index. > What good is am index that does not index its content? > > The purpose of the index is to list all subjects documented in the > handbook so the reader can skim through the index and click on the > exact subject they want to read. Can not do that with the current > handbook index. > > So what do other people think? > Should I submit a Doc bug on this?? Hi "A1Poweruser", why don't you build book.txt (add WITH_TXT=yes to /etc/make.conf and rebuild the docs port)? Then you can just use grep to search for what you want. With the examples you gave, grep -in "msdos" or grep -in "splash screen" give me a few places to look. An index is useful in a dead-tree book, but for a 4Mb text file you might as well use grep. Tony _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"