Re: Requirement for a “proper manpage” for every command
On Mon, Mar 02 2009, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Simon Josefsson dijo [Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 11:22:52AM +0100]:
>> How about submitting a patch to use help2man instead?
>> Then the man page will be kept up to date with --help output.
>> Possibly the document around the man page requirement could point to
>> help2man as a quick solution in case there is useful --help output but
>> no man page.
> Hmh, this could even be promoted as a "best packaging practice". Many
> authors do ship properly-formatted --help entries, and our
> hand-generated manpages can often linger behind the truth. Any strong
> opinions against?
I would not call it best. Barely adequate, perhaps. Could do
better, certainly. Best practrice would be to write up a real man
page, perhaps using the help2man as a starting point.
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