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Get man page out of preformatted cat page

Is there a way to get the source out of the a preformatted man page? I need to parse the man page sources on different platforms and on one pc there are only cat pages, and I don't want to write 2 ...
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ApplicationXtender?

Where can I find free technical documentation on EMC Application EXtender? This is a distributed system for "Storage, Organization, and Management of Business-Critical Information". The IT team where ...
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What's the difference between a Disaster Recovery Plan and a Business Continuity Plan?

I used to think both terms referred to the exact same thing, but one of my clients just requested to have a look at both documents. The request emanates from the security department of a very big ...
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Documenting Job Schedules?

Once upon a time, I thought I found the perfect way to document all scheduled jobs across all servers. I used Google Calendar and created a cal for each server and then added all the jobs as scheduled ...
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Where can I document useful things to know as a Mac sysadmin?

I've recently done some research on the directory service tools on the Mac (dscl, dsimport, dsexport), and would like to be able to document them somewhere for all to benefit (and perhaps where my ...
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Best solution to store client sysadmin information

I currently work at a small company that manages system administration tasks for a variety of clients. We do our work mostly remotely and we are encountering that the data to all our clients system's ...
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Getting started with documentation

We haven't been doing any documentation at my workplace. I'm completely new to it and ask for some guidance getting started. I have a few questions: What are the essential documents that a ...
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How do you document your Cisco configurations?

How do you document your Cisco configurations? How much / what kind of information do you include in the description field (connects to, circuit ID, device information, etc.)? Do you use any ...
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How do you document windows server configurations?

I come from a Unix background where documenting the configuration of a service (email for example) could be as simple as grabbing a few text configuration files and a paragraph or 2 of explanatory ...
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Migrate existing documentation from word / excel to web

Backstory: We are looking at the posibility to migrate existing documentasion from a windows folder tree ( containing word and excel mostly) to a internal web site ( this is IT dokumentation, if the ...
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free tool for datacenter documentation [closed]

Is there any free tools out there that can help to better document at datacenter, for information like servers in a rack, the group port it is connected to and etc?
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How to deliver documentation for IT tools?

I'd like to deliver an IT tool for use on Windows. The thing is an ISAPI Filter, and I want to describe installation, operations, and configuration. Currently this is done in a text file, which is ...
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Unable to understand Unix 'find' commands’ manuals completely

I find the synopsis of Find's manual difficult to read Let's assume that you are finding directories with 777 permissions. Pixelbeat's suggestion is find -type d ! -perm -777 My OS/X gives the ...
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Source for documentation on circa 2000 HP hardware?

A previous employer has asked me to come by and see if I can resurrect a computer which has failed since I left -- 8 years ago. The computer in question is a HP 9000 rp2430, HP part A6889A (A Class ...
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Documentation As-A-Manual vs. Documentation As-A-Checklist

I've had discussions in the past with other people in my department about documentation, specifically, level-of-detail and requirements. In their view, documentation is a simple checklist of Y things ...
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Complex software installation documentation procedures or tools

We have to distribute and maintain a somewhat complex software application, whose installer does not (nor is expected to) install and configure every part needed on any possible kind of server. I've ...
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How do you document a network?

I'm not sure how to ask this question, since I'm not in the field. Say you're a network admin and you leave your job. How does the new guy know where to start?
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What is important to document in an active directory server?

Later this year I will be handing over support of my church’s active directory servers to someone else and would like to know what kind of information is important to document and share. Are there any ...