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[Pkg-grass-general] Re: GRASS 5.7 man pages



On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 04:15:27PM +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 04:05:43PM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 12:28:22PM +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > > - after compilation MAN pages are rendered from the HTML pages
> > > 
> > 
> > AFAIK they are rendered in formatted form, i.e. 'cat' format.
> > That's ugly. Man pages must be unformatted, i.e. in source format.
> 
> Really?
> I thought below *is* the desired source format (teach me if I am wrong,
> I am MAN newbie):
> 
> cd grass57/
> file dist.i686-pc-linux-gnu/man/man1/d.rast.1
> dist.i686-pc-linux-gnu/man/man1/d.rast.1: ASCII troff or preprocessor input text
> 
> head -4 dist.i686-pc-linux-gnu/man/man1/d.rast.1
> .TH d.rast 1 "" "GRASS 5.7.cvs" "Grass User's Manual"
> .SH NAME
> \fI\fBd.rast\fR\fR  - Displays and overlays raster map layers in the active display frame on the graphics monitor.
> .SH SYNOPSIS
> 

Uhm, if this is the current status in 5.7 it's a good thing. I had
always problems with man pages in 5.0 and 5.3... I did not check current
tree due to lack of time currently.

-- 
Francesco P. Lovergine



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