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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.

In _what_ distribution?  ;o)

>>> 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.

Bad example:

3 root@asdf:~# rpm -qd tar diffutils

2 root@asdf:~# rpm -ql man-pages |grep /usr/share/man/man1/diff.1

I agree manpages for commands should exist, but these ones do already.


    Mike A. Harris  -  Linux advocate  -  Open Source advocate
       Opinions and viewpoints expressed are solely my own.

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