Documentation cleanup issues

Kjetil Torgrim Homme kjetilho at ifi.uio.no
Wed Dec 4 18:17:10 UTC 2002


[Russ Allbery]:
>
>   Kjetil Torgrim Homme <kjetilho at ifi.uio.no> writes:
>   
>   > "symlinks" in manual pages are usually done by making a small file
>   > containing only
>   >
>   > .so man1/send-uucp.1
>   >
>   > (this helps makewhatis/catman.)
>   
>   I thought that modern makewhatis/catman implementations actually
>   preferred symlinks to the .so files?

if by modern, you mean Linux... :-)

actually when I think about it, that file is only for man(1)'s
benefit.  makewhatis uses the information from NAME anyway, it just
splits on comma:

NAME
     send-uucp, send-nntp, send-ihave - send Usenet articles to remote
     site

oh well.  I prefer the .so-files anyway, I think they are easier to
keep track of.


Kjetil "old-fashioned" T.


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