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Re: Debian Policy released: localized manpages

gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> writes:

> An interesting question is how to detect outdated translated manpages;

According to ‘man-pages(7)’, the TH command in the man page should have
the date of the latest version of the document:

       The first command in a man page should be a TH command:

              .TH title section date source manual


              date      The date of the last revision — remember to
                        change this every time a change is made to the
                        man page, since this is the most  general way of
                        doing version control.
                        Dates should be written in the form YYYY-MM-DD.

I assume we expect man pages to conform to the conventions in

So surely the best way to tell if a translated page is out of date is to
compare these dates in the two documents, no?

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Ben Finney

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