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Re: Debian man pages - mechanics of creation/publication?




On 04/19/2017 01:40 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> I've an idea for something to be added to some man pages.
> It has not risen even the "wishlist bug" stage yet.
> To rise that far I have to convince myself that the modification of so
> many existing man pages could be automated.
> 
> A web search turned up very low level details but not the need overview.
> Suggestions?
> TIA

1) What do you want to do? I'm asking this because it decides whether
this change could be interesting for others or not.
2) Does it affect only Debian-specific man pages, or man pages in
general? This answer decides if the change is a relatively small one (1
or 2 packages), or if you'll have to contact every upstream project to
get the changes included.
3) For any change you want to do & submit an patch for you should read
up on groff/troff, as that syntax is the base for man.

Regards
/peter

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