I recently learned that there is a huge pile of documentation in
It seems like much of it is gzipped so that it is not directly accessible without administrative privileges:
$ gunzip examples/letter.tex.gz
gzip: examples/letter.tex: Permission denied
While one solution to this would be for every user to duplicate each item in their home directory just to read it, this arrangement hardly seems conducive to regular browsing.
How do normal people read this documentation?
I am not inclined to believe that the typical user is expected to install and maintain a web server just to read local text documentation.