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Re: man pages

On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Joerg Schilling wrote:

> >A manpage should cover arguments for the program - covering the entire
> >behaviour is way beyond the scope of a manpage.
> But the fact that ~ 25% of the programs in  a Linux distribution has no man page
> at all it not good.

The LSB is about providing an environment for programs - not about what is 
in the distributions themselves. Eg. even though the package format is  
rpm v3 with some features removed, the distributions themselves won't use 
it - we're continuing with rpm v4, debian with their debs etc.
> >> Programs that don't have one or where it is incomplete should not be a part
> >> of the base distribution. 
> >Not a valid option for complex apps.
> Let's make an example:
> The fact that diff, cmp, tar have no man page at all is not acceptable.

They all have it on the Red Hat Linux 7.1 system I checked it on, and 
probably on other systems as well... 

Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.

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