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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.

Examples:

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'
   Full Documentation
       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

              info grep