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Date: 7 Jun 2000 06:05:49 +0000
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From: "Michael Ring" <Michael DOT Ring AT t-mobil DOT de>
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Subject: Re: [RFD]: Where to put the important README files?
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On Tue, 06 Jun 00 22:10:58 +0100, you wrote:

>--- Corinna Vinschen <corinna AT vinschen DOT de> wrote:
>-8<-
>> The question is now: Where to put that directory in the Cygwin
>> directory tree?
>>	
>> Some suggestions:
>>	
>> 	/usr/doc
>> 	/README
>> 	/etc/FAQ
>>	
>
>Or we could adopt a Linux mentality and put it in /usr/doc/HOWTO.
>

The best place to put documentation is (imho) /usr/doc/appname-version. 

Example: /usr/doc/bash-2.0.4

This is the place where most Linux-Distributions place the documentation and it
is also the default place where rpm puts the documentation associated to a
software-package.

HOWTO is not a bad idea but often gnu-packages have files named README NEWS TODO
included which would erase a file with the same name from another package if
placed in HOWTO

Michael Ring 

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