1. Overview and Reader's GuideMost people read a manual not for entertainment purposes but rather because they are looking for a particular information. Here's a short guide for finding what you're looking for. A table of contents can be found in the appendix Table of Contents (you can also get there by clicking the Table of Contents button in the header or footer). If you want to read the manual like a book, use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons in the header or footer of the pages to go forward or backward. What is Sharity. It describes what Sharity does and lists some typical applications. Chapter Limitations is the opposite: it describes where the abilities of Sharity end. After you know what Sharity is, you probably want to know what it looks like. You can then either install it immediately (just start the setup script, it will guide you through the installation) and play with the GUI application, or you can read the description of this application in chapter The GUI. It also contains some screenshots. If you don't understand all terms and concepts used in these chapters, you might want to read the Glossary in the appendix and learn more about the basic concepts in the chapter General Concepts.
If you already know Sharity and want to choose the best installation concept for your network, read chapter Installation. This chapter explains the various ways to install Sharity in a network and the relative advantages or disadvantates.Glossary in the appendix and the chapter General Concepts. An overview of the commandline utilities can be found in the chapter Using Sharity from the Commandline. Troubleshooting. The chapter Limitations might help you understand what to expect from Sharity and what not.
In certain network configurations, browsing of CIFS servers may not work immediately. To understand the required prerequisites, read the section Browsing in chapter General Concepts.
In any case: If you are not looking for something specific, you should read (or skim through) all of the manual like a book. Use the next button on each page to go through all the chapters, or explore the manual from the Table of Contents.
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