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Re: Updated Gnu tools manpages, maybe you'd like to know? ('gnumaniak')
- From: "Soren Andersen" <soren_andersen at speedymail dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 18:05:16 -0500
- Subject: Re: Updated Gnu tools manpages, maybe you'd like to know? ('gnumaniak')
- Reply-to: soren_andersen at speedymail dot org
On 8 Jan 2002 at 22:03, Robert Collins wrote:
> Given that info documentation can be converted to manpages, I see little
> reason to maintain man pages separately.
Over the course of using cygwin in the past, `info' wouldn't always work
for me. Maybe some flag or .rc file hadn't been set, whatever. It does work
Just because something "can" (in abstract principle) be done, doesn't
always mean *everyone* currently "can" or (more to the point) "knows how".
That's the whole point of binary distros of any[open-source]thing, is it
not? So that people can focus on what they are most interested in
developing or using?
To re-shift the discussion to another perspective, i suppose what interests
me is to know how to know how current the manpages *as installed by a
cygwin package* (as set up by "setup" in the cases where they are, which is
frequent) are, relative to the version of the tool itself. And as I
mentioned, there's the direct (albeit laborious) way, checking the manpages
(and/or filestamps of their files) individually; might there be a more
general policy we could be informed about, that would hold true most of the
time, regarding how out-of-date the manpages might be? Someone reading this
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