Re: Debian glossary?
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:21:47 -0400
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian glossary?
On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 12:07:51PM -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Well, I wouldn't say it's untrue--it is sometimes (and maybe often) true--I
> don't have an example at hand, but back in the days when I did look at an info
> page after viewing a man page, I often found the exact same content (maybe
> modulo some formatting differences or similar).
You might be thinking of programs for which no man page exists *at all*,
in which case the "man page" is literally a copy of a texinfo-to-ascii
output from the info page. There are a few of those out there, though
I can't think of one off the top of my head.
But the more typical GNU case has a stub/minimalist man page, with the
note that the full documentation is in the info page.
wooledg:~$ man rm | grep info
output version information and exit
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) rm invocation'
wooledg:~$ man grep | grep -A5 'Full Doc'
A complete manual ⟨http://www.gnu.org/software/grep/manual/⟩; is
available. If the info and grep programs are properly installed at
your site, the command