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manuals, help systems, and other materials used to introduce and explain a system to users. Manuals and readme files typically contain installation information. Manuals and help systems typically contain both reference information and how-to information (tutorials or “task-based” help information that guide users through step-by-step instructions on specific tasks).

A common approach, called “minimalist documentation”, emphasizes the need for direct, concise, and simple language, and careful focus on the most important information to help users in their tasks.