Subject: Re: man pages & style guide
To: Julian Bean <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/06/1996 19:12:08
> Should makewhatis.sed in fact understand unformatted (nroff) input as well
> as formatted, perhaps?  Although i should quite like to catman all my local
> pages, since groff is *very* slow, considering I am running on a 25Mhz
> 68030.
> I am quite capable of writing a script to do this, I was just wondering if
> there was a better way.  It has always seemed to me than maybe man should
> save the preformatted version everytime it is invoked on an unformatted
> page..

There are some open pr's in the bug database that address some of
these issues.  I'm planning on making a first pass on this in the
very near future (have to clean up about 5 other pending NetBSD