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How do I search the hidden TeX Live folders in Mac OS X?

I considered asking this on Super User, and I also thought that TeX users on the Mac would be better able to help and be helped. I'll let the mods decide. I opened texdoc color and came to ...
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Writing manpage / reference manual for software in LaTeX

Is it a good idea to write your software manual pages (manpages) / reference manuals using TeX? I'm new to TeX and exploring my options around this. I'd be able to deliver a manpage.pdf along with ...
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Is there a printable version of a reference manual for all TeX primitives?

Everywhere in the TeX community, I see suggestions like \parskip, \obeylines, \parindent, etc. I'd be surprised not to find them even in the most basic LaTeX packages. So I figured they must be deeper ...
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Where do I get a list of all possible texdoc's?

An easy way out would be to just texdoc the package name, but almost everyone knows that this does not apply to all packages. Some examples: I didn't know there was a usrguide There is an ...
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Where do I find the documentation for writing \newcommand's ?

At what level of the TeX system heirarchy is \newcommand? Where do I find documentation for these kinds of macros (e.g. \renewcommand, \def, \parskip, etc.)? My objective is that I will be able to ...
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How do I make the command texdoc latex2e to open the PDF version by default?

I found a latex2e.pdf in my MiKTeX installation tree. How do I make texdoc latex2e open the PDF version by default? UPDATE: I tried renaming latex2e.html to something else, and now the PDF version is ...
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How do I read the texdoc for the letter document class?

I am reading the texdoc for the letter document class. But it doesn't say anything about getting started. I think this is a commented source code document. Yes, it lists all the features of the letter ...
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Where are the texdocs for the built-in LaTeX document classes?

I can texdoc for the following classes: letter slides proc But, where are the texdocs for the following built-in document classes? article report book
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Are there guidelines on how to read commented sources of LaTeX packages?

I'm trying to read source2e.pdf (texdoc source2e on the command line), but I'm stumped. It seems a rather mysterious tome to me. As I understand from this answer about what arguments a command ...
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Best practices references

What resources (online or otherwise) exist that give good advice on best practices for TeX, etc.? I'm looking particularly for things that assume you already know TeX or LaTeX, and aim to help you ...
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Which manuals are on your “TeX Reference” shelf?

This is a community wiki since there is no "one true answer"- if you find an answer that contains a lot of your choices, but is missing something you feel is incredibly useful. Feel free to add it. ...
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Where can I find help files or documentation for commands like \@startsection for LaTeX?

I can't find official documentation for the \@startsection command. I already looked in: LaTeX Wikibook LaTeX: Structured document for TEX, 2008 beginLatex — a book that comes with ProTeX in the ...