Good language reference under linux

Hi

I recently moved from windows to kubuntu.

I used to always code with the pickaxe chm open next to me and it was a
constant source of pleasure. I am wondering what are good language
references to use under linux - online or offline? ideally, i would want
something with the searchability of the pickaxe.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

regards
ivor

You can use a chm viewer in Linux; so you can continue to use the
pickaxe.
Search for ‘chm’ in the synaptic package manager and you’ll probably
find a
few.

Thanks,

Barry

I used to always code with the pickaxe chm open next to me

sudo apt-get install rubybook

Unfortunately only an older version, but there you go.

HTH,

Felix

thanks!

Hi Ivor,

I am using xchm under Kubuntu and it works flawlessly!

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-cache search xchm
xchm - Compiled HTML Help (CHM) file viewer for X

HTH,
Peter


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Marc H. wrote:

“Unfortunately only an older version, but there you go.”

Actually, anyone knows when the newer pickaxe will be released?
I mean i.e. like the first one happened to attract people on the www

Only the PragProgs know for sure, but why wait? Serious Rubyists will
buy the book.

“If you want to know where a man’s heart is, look in his checkbook.”

“Unfortunately only an older version, but there you go.”

Actually, anyone knows when the newer pickaxe will be released?
I mean i.e. like the first one happened to attract people on the www

Hi Guys

thanks for all the suggestions. I installed xchm and it looks really
cool.

i apt-get’ed the rubybook but I dont user-get how to interact with it
now?
Just installed and now I dont know where to find it or what to do with
it :slight_smile:

Ivor

Reid T. wrote:

Ivor

try
$ sudo updatedb
and when that finishes
$ locate pdf |less

sorry,
wrong format…
$ locate chm |less

Ivor P. wrote:

Hi Guys

thanks for all the suggestions. I installed xchm and it looks really cool.

i apt-get’ed the rubybook but I dont user-get how to interact with it now?
Just installed and now I dont know where to find it or what to do with it :slight_smile:

Ivor

try
$ sudo updatedb
and when that finishes
$ locate pdf |less

On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 01:00:33AM +0900, Reid T. wrote:

it :slight_smile:

try
$ sudo updatedb
and when that finishes
$ locate pdf |less

sorry,
wrong format…
$ locate chm |less

Does the rubybook package install a CHM format book? I thought it just
installed an HTML format copy of the book. If so, you might want to use
this to find it:

$ locate html|grep -i ruby|less

If, contradictory to my memory of it, it installs CHM, this might help
narrow down the search:

$ locate chm|grep -i ruby|less

Of course, if you find an HTML copy, you’ll just have to open it in a
browser. For instance, if it’s located at /usr/share/doc/rubybook/html
you might enter this in the address bar of your browser:

file:///usr/share/doc/rubybook/html/index.html

I think that was the path. It’s been a while, though, so I could be
mistaken. I suppose I might be especially mistaken if you’re using
Ubuntu, since I used “vanilla” Debian.

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