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Re: man pages

Andreas Jaeger <aj@suse.de> wrote:
> Jan Schaumann <jschauma@netmeister.org> writes:

> > Is the LSB concerned in any way with the format of man-pages?  I mean,
> > it sure would be nice if they, too, were standardized.  man(7) gives
> > some helpful hints, but I would think that the format should be
> > standardized in the LSB as well.
> I don't think that man-pages should be standarized:
> - we can only specify them for LSB applications and not for a complete
>   system (that would be part of FHS)
> - most LSB applications will not come with man pages at all

Any program *should* come with a man-page, IMHO.  I feel strongly that
this ought to be part of the LSB.  How often have you had to search for
documentation because the man-page was not available or unreadable or
badly written?


Jan Schaumann 

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