Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/07/26/11:37:35

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 17:39:01 +0200
From: Fredrick Backman <fredrick DOT backman AT pmail DOT net>
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To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: man page style guide
References: <199907261351 DOT IAA03490 AT darwin DOT sfbr DOT org>
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Here's a good document taken from the Linux Mini-HOWTO's:


Jeff Williams wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to document, using the man-page format, some utility and
> analysis programs I have written using djgpp.  Maybe man pages are
> becoming obsolete, and maybe not, but:
> [1] I actually *like* man-pages more than info pages [:-/
> [2] The programs don't require a lot of documentation, and certainly
>     their docs won't need the sophistication of hot links, etc.
> I can glean the general man-page format by studying my Solaris man pages,
> but does anyone know if there exists an official (FSF, GNU, POSIX...?)
> `style-guide' for writing man pages?
> TIA--jtw

Fred Backman
Lead Wizard
Binary Spells

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