Re: Partition information as text file?
- Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:21:58 -0500
- From: Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Partition information as text file?
Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2019 at 06:06:18PM +0000, Joe wrote:
> > On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 07:59:42 -0600
> > Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > ... a major deficiency of the man page format --
> > > [/begin_rant almost total lack of examples /end_rant ;]
> > That's what's expected of man pages. If you want examples, poke around
> > the Net for tutorials, and be prepared to find a wide range of quality.
> I disagree. Perhaps you've come to expect a lack of examples from the
> man pages published by various GNU projects. GNU developers prefer their
> own texinfo format instead, so they often write only stub man pages.
> A well-written man page includes an EXAMPLES section, unless the command
> being documented is so trivial that none is required (e.g. true(1)).
... or the command is so complex that it refers you to other man
perlfaq and perlfaq1-9