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SubjectRe: Documentation:Update the INDEX of the documents
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On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Theodore Tso <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 03:16:59PM +0800, Yang Hongyang wrote:
>> There are so many 00-INDEX file that are missing description of the
>> current files in the dir.  Such as 00-INDEX in
>> Documentation/x86/,Documentation/networking/,Documentation/ and so
>> on.
>>
>> It's a large amount of work for someone to go through all these
>> documents and make summaries.
>>
>> I'm willing to do some of the work but if someone else pick these
>> up(especially the authors of these new files) it will be a great
>> help.^_^
>
> Before you embark on this large amount of work, we should probably ask
> a question first --- how useful are the 00-INDEX files?  I don't find
> them particularly interesting, given that my normal way of finding
> documentation in the Documentation directory is:
>
> find . -type f | xargs grep <keyword>
>
> Or, if I have a git tree of the Linux sources handy:
>
> git grep <keyword> -- Documentation
>
> If folks do find the 00-INDEX files useful, my suggestion would be to
> make a way of automatically extracting them from the individual files
> and/or directories, and then making the 00-INDEX files to be
> automatically generated.

Sounds a good idea to me.If nobody interested in the 00-INDEX files,
just remove it.

>
>                                                - Ted
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