Re: Removing the manpage requirement for GUI programs?
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> for the record, I have sumbitted to the Debian fork of the man system
> the idea of tapping into the desktop menu entries when a program has no
This seems like an unnecessarily complex way of implementing the idea of
generating man pages from .desktop files. Why would you not simply write
a script that generates a traditional *roff man page from a .desktop file?
It seems to me that such a script would provide all the same benefits more
simply, with additional possible applications (such as using it as a seed
for a proper man page), and without having to make the man frontend more
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>