Slow progress for the new revised SlackBook have Slackers wanting a new version that will provide current working documentation. Please reference the following LQ Slackware Links;
SlackBuilds.org vs. Slackware documentation <- 8-17-12
New Slackware book 3.0 <- 04-07-11
Original Slackbook and Slackbook ver 2.0 were released under the GPL. Alan Hicks has start the revision for SlackBook 3.0;
"We're progressing on the new slackbook and have finally settled on a license, the Creative Commons Attribution Share and Share-Alike license. You can find a copy of it in the COPYING file once you've pulled our latest git tree. Additionally, the beta has been updated. Feel free to browse it and send in any patches.
In order to tide you over a little bit and to solicit feedback on improvements from the community, I've posted a beta online here. Please send all comments, criticisms, suggestions, fixes, additions, and the like to me via e-mail. The book currently does not have an official license, but will likely be CC Non-commercial (with a commercial exception for Slackware Inc. of course).
If you want to take a look at the Docbook source code and send in some patches, you can grab the latest version from git with:
darkstar:~$ git clone git://slackbook.org/slackbook"
Personal observation; Excerpt from Alan Hicks post #39 04-13-11, 22:42 "Slackware users have been waiting for a new revised SlackBook way to long. I do not know Alan Hicks personally but his defense for lack or activity towards release of the new book is not profession; "I know there's some points I missed but I hope I hit all the highlights. If I start to slip don't send me a nicely worded simple e-mail asking me when I'll be done, send a real nasty-gram. I mean the kind of flames that make grown men weep as their ass hairs shrivel up inside their asbestos underwear. The kind of e-mails that remind me of ANC or Realto Margarino. Threaten me with bodily harm. Go on IRC and piss me off. Don't me nice. The time for being nice is over; it's time to get shit done."
After many posts within New Slackware book 3.0 (04-07-11) thread, I made a personal and professional decision not to participate with Alan Hicks revision.
Some of the above posted information and the need to get this done provides me with justification for creating a wiki & PDF format 'Slackware® SlackBook Revisited'.
Table of contents
[Chapter 4. Basic Shell Commands]
[Chapter 5. The Bourne Again Shell]
[Chapter 6. Process Control]
[Chapter 7. X Window System]
[Chapter 8. Printing]
[Chapter 9. Users and Groups]
[Chapter 10. Filesystem Permissions]
[Chapter 11. Working with Filesystems]
[Chapter 12. vi]
[Chapter 14. Networking]
[Chapter 15. Wireless Networking]
[Chapter 16. Basic Networking Utilities]
[Chapter 17. Package Management]
[Chapter 18. Keeping Track of Updates]
[Chapter 19. The Linux Kernel]
List of Tables
[Chapter 1. Introduction to Slackware]
Preface: This book is about Slackware® Gnu/Linux. [Back to Contents]
test2 [Back to Contents]
Why A New Slackware Book?
Conventions Used in this Book
1. Introduction to Slackware
Why Use Slackware?
Differences Compared to Other Linux Distributions
Booting the Installer
The setup Program
List of Tables
4.1. Man Page Sections
4.2. tar Arguments
10.1. Permissions of /bin/ls
10.2. Octal Permissions 10.3. Alphabetic Permissions 10.4. Alphabetic Users and Groups 10.5. SUID, SGID, and "Sticky" Permissions 11.1. Filesystem Layout 11.2. Common mount options 12.1. vi cursor movement 12.2. vi Cheat Sheet 13.1. Basic emacs Editing Commands 16.1. rsync Arguments