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Re: manpage: Section 1L

On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 03:31:47PM +0000, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> Frank Küster (frank@debian.org) wrote:
> > teTeX comes with some manpages of section "1L" according to the header
> > entry in the file, and lintian complains about
> Here's a random quote from the FHS:
> In addition, some large sets of application-specific manual pages have an
> additional suffix appended to the manual page filename. For example, the MH
> mail handling system manual pages should have mh appended to all MH manuals.
> All X Window System manual pages should have an x appended to the filename.
> The L probably stands for latex (OK, you knew that) and if they ship enough
> manpages, they might want to add a suffix.

I doubt the interpretation L for LaTeX is correct, it is probably L
for "local". e.g. the findutils manpages also use 1L. I guess it
origintes from times when you had to differ between "original unix
system" and local stuff like GNU userland and TeX.
               cu andreas

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