newbiedoc(1) Debian documentation for newbies by newbies.


newbiedoc file


This manual page documents briefly the newbiedoc command. The program newbiedoc is a small script that starts your favorite browser and displays the index page of the NewbieDOC documentation package. Optionally, you can specify the name of a specific file to open in the browser.

newbiedoc can also be run directly from the Debian menu in the X Window System: Debian -> Help -> NewbieDOC.

NewbieDOC documentation is in the form of HTML files which form a snapshot of the documentation currently being developed by the Debian NewbieDOC project. Visit the wiki at for the most recent versions, or if you wish to contribute to the project. The wiki is very easy to use. All Debian users are encouraged to author, edit or add comments to the articles.

Each NewbieDOC item is either explicitly licensed by its author, or licensed globally under the GNU Free Documentation License.


The upstream source for newbiedoc was written by Chris Lale <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Chris Lale <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).