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Re: Removing the manpage requirement for GUI programs?

On 04/03/10 20:00, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:
> > > Letting alone policy issues: what do you propose, *concretely* to
> > > improve the situation?

A man page containing a *brief* (one or two lines) description of what
the program does and pointers to further more comprehensive
documentation would be vastly better than no man page at all.

> My upstream position is exactly what started the thread: no need to have
> duplicate information between --help and manpage, --help strings are
> easily translatable (and translated), and they are more likely to be up
> to date.

And where is the --help option described? Many programs don't provide it
at all, and as has already been said there are many different switches
used to access the help amongst those that do.


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