Chapter 7. Writing and Submitting a HOWTO

If you are interested in writing or maintaining a HOWTO, please contact us FIRST at If you want to maintain a unmaintained HOWTO, please try to contact the former author.

Consult the LDP Author Guide for detailed information on writing and submitting a HOWTO.

Here are a few general guidelines that you should follow when writing a HOWTO:

After you have written the HOWTO, mail the SGML source to us at

It is important that you go through us when submitting a HOWTO, as we maintain the archives and need to keep track of what HOWTOs are being written and who is doing what.

Please send the LDP periodic updates whenever appropriate.