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Re: Description to man pages

> On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 11:03:53PM +0200, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > I've now choosen "7dsc" since packages aren't commands.
> How about something more descriptive than "dsc"?  Say, "package",
> "pkg", or "deb" (in my order of preference)?

I'm also not very happy with "dsc" but I neither are with the others.
What do anybody else think? 

If there isn't another man page "man <keyword>" will show the package
description. You could get a list of all man pages for a keyword with
"man -f <keyword>".

The best would be if "man <keyword> would bring up a list of man pages
with a choose facility when more than one page exists. Maybe this change
in behavior could be set through an environment variable.

O. Wyss

Author of "Debian partial mirror synch script"

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