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Re: Breaking news: What did the IETF ever do for us? The *entire* list!


From: Alexis
Subject: Re: Breaking news: What did the IETF ever do for us? The *entire* list!
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:59:38 +1100


Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

The RFC memos and specifications - published by the semi-mythical IETF - are available in the Debian repositories as the non-free 'doc-rfc' metapackage.

After installation ('sudo aptitude install doc-rfc') the files can be inspected in /usr/share/doc/RFC. They are all in .gz format, but one can unzip them with gunzip to get a neat 407M directory instead. Win! This makes it easier to manipulate the files with familiar and unfamiliar tools alike.

Now it gets interesting. I wrote this zsh function to search the RFCs:

Also, there's the `irfc` package for Emacs, which i've found very useful:

http://melpa.org/#/irfc

Alexis.



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