Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Missing - presumed fed. <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 01/24/1996 11:46:43
#define AUTHOR "email@example.com (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
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.
#undef AUTHOR /* "firstname.lastname@example.org (Brett Lymn)" */
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