Re: creating man pages
Drew Parsons wrote:
> As for editing nroff source, that's what I meant with my first question. Is
> there no editor for this sort of thing? For handling all the fiddly things
> like section breaks and bold text, etc, so I don't have to learn nroff itself.
If you use dh_make, the manpage example it provides is pretty
good. You can "man ./manpage.1.ex" as you make changes to see
how they look. And the help2man package also provides a good
starting point if the program you are documenting knows about
--help and --version.
"man 7 man" is helpful. It describes the macros and it's easy