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Re: Removing the manpage requirement for GUI programs?

markus schnalke wrote:
> [2010-02-27 20:06] Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>
>> I think it is a waste of time to write manual pages that won't be
>> maintained upstream, and that won't contain more useful information than
>> --help. The purpose of a manual page is to document precisely the
>> behavior of a program, and for GUI applications there is usually an
>> associated GUI documentation instead.
> Man pages have one more important advantage: Every command has one.

  Count me in for that argument too.

  I personally heavily rely on man (and I'm so glad the imagemagick
command-line options are back into their manual page). I think it would
be a loss to not have one for each command.



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