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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 19:07:25 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Jeff Williams <jeffw AT darwin DOT sfbr DOT org>
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Subject: Re: man page style guide
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On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Jeff Williams wrote:

> [1] I actually *like* man-pages more than info pages [:-/

Care to elaborate?  Given that in this case, you are the one who will be 
writing the docs, and that the docs is going to be a simple linear text, 
why would you assume that man page will be better in this case as well?

Texinfo has an advantage of being converted into more formats, and many 
DJGPP users don't have man and Less installed, while Info is in the 
minimal suggested installation, and so is always there.  Texinfo can also 
be converted to HTML.

Unfortunately, I don't know about any standard man page format, so I 
cannot reply to your original question.

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