Re: Partition information as text file?
- Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 16:00:34 -0600
- From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Partition information as text file?
On Fri 01 Feb 2019 at 13:10:19 (-0500), 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)).
> The lack of examples is not a "deficiency of the format". It is a
> deficiency of that particular page, written by that particular author.
Well, I've just given my opinion elsewhere. But it would be an
interesting challenge to write an example of a man page EXAMPLE
for that particular page, beyond the example that is given there.