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Re: [bug-ddrescue] Documentation suggestions

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [bug-ddrescue] Documentation suggestions
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 19:12:17 +0100
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David Morrison wrote:
Suggestion 1: Make the link more obvious. Perhaps include the full URL
under the Download heading, something like:

You will need lzip from http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html

Done. Thanks.

Suggestion 2: Include examples of some common operations on the lzip man
page and/or on the lzip web site to get people started.

There are already examples in the online manual[1] and the ftp sites of several projects, including ddrescue[2], but it can't hurt adding a couple of them to the man page.

[1] http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Examples
[2] http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/ddrescue/README-lzip

Suggestion 3: Include the unzip instructions on the ddrescue web site,
perhaps under the Download heading.


Suggestion 4: Consider including a gzip version of the ddrescue files on
the web site to be downloaded so as to avoid people having to fiddle
with lzip if they do not have the skills.

If they do not have the skills, maybe it is best for them to install a precompiled version. After all, tar is way more difficult to use than lzip: http://xkcd.com/1168/ :-)

Best regards,

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