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Re: doc-base is hugely unloved; bug mass-filing needed?

On Tue, 2010-08-10 at 18:08 +0000, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon <at> debian.org> writes:
> > But again, as Thomas points out, you can address this use case with much
> > less per-package effort.  A centralized ten-line shell script would be
> > enough to locate all the installed packages on the system that ship files
> > under /usr/share/doc not matching the pattern
> > {copyright,NEWS*,changelog*,README*} and grab the short description of the
> > responsible package.  If you want to be really clever, some introspection of
> > html documents could give you document titles.  Then you only need to worry
> > about the minority of cases where autodetection fails.
> > 
> PDFs have titles too, and they can't be snarfed in any way I know of.

pdfinfo from poppler-utils can show the title.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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