How To Read The Handbook
This handbook is not an extensive guide on how to use and configure common Linux software. The purpose of this document is to explain how to install, configure, and maintain Void Linux systems, and to highlight the differences between common Linux distributions and Void.
Those looking for tips and tricks on how to configure a Linux system in general should consult upstream software documentation. Additionally, the Arch Wiki provides a fairly comprehensive outline of common Linux software configuration, and a variety of internet search engines are available for further assistance.
Reading The Manuals
While this handbook does not provide a large amount of copy and paste configuration instructions, it does provide links to the man pages for the referenced software wherever possible.
Examples in this guide may have snippets of commands to be run in your shell.
When you see these, any line beginning with
$ is run as your normal user.
Lines beginning with
# are run as
root. After either of these lines, there
may be example output from the command.