Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Missing - presumed fed. <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/1996 11:46:43
#define AUTHOR " (Brett Lymn)"

 * According to James Graham - Systems Mangler:
 * >almost silly.
 * No sillier than putting how to copy directory trees in the tar man
 * page or how to copy filesystems using dump.  If people are going to,
 * logically, look in grep(1) for a way to do recursive greps then
 * putting the example there is the "right" place.  The man pages are
 * there to help people use the tools - showing people how to use the
 * tools efficiently would make the man page, IMHO, even better.  I know
 * I always appreciated the little examples in the tar(1) and dump(1) man
 * pages.

Quite right.  I said "almost silly", in that it seems silly as a whole
to include all manner of examples in the man pages.  There should be
another place for how-to documentation on larger procedures, with references
thereto in the SEE ALSO section.


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