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Re: our broken man package

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>:
> On 04-Jan-01, 12:32 (CST), Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote: 
> > Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > > And, anyway, caching might be done in a cronjob: look at the pagesa in
> > > manpath every night, check which ones have been accessed since the past
> > > run, and format those. Then delete anything older than N days in the
> > > cache. When displaying, use the cached version only if it is newer than
> > > the source.
> > 
> > That's a good idea.
> The only (small) problem is that you don't cache the first day. Thus
> the sequence

Yep, that is a problem.

> 		man bash
> 		try something
> 		man bash
> 		try something else
> 		man bash
> 		(etc...)
> results in the bash man page being formatted each time. (Yeah, if I
> *knew* was going to be looking at it several times, I'd save it myself,
> or use another window/console, but it never seems to work out that way.)
> Steve
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Lars Wirzenius <liw@wapit.com>
Architect, Kannel WAP and SMS Gateway project, Wapit Ltd, http://www.kannel.org

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