Subject: Re: Beware of stale man pages... :)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 09/18/1997 14:17:22
> Does anyone have a more elegant solution to this (besides ``never
> install third-party man pages into /usr/share/man/cat[1-9], and use
> find ! -newer <latest build date>'')?

And what's the matter with that (except for people who, like you, have
already made the mistake of letting third-party software scribble on
system directories like /usr/share/man)?  To me, it is horribly
inelegant to dump third-party stuff in system directories, and it is
even worse to do so and not keep a detailed list of every file touched

Alternatively, you could "find . -type f -print | xargs egrep NetBSD",
which would probably find all the NetBSD pages (certainly most of
them); that file, plus the list found by find -newer, could be massaged
pretty easily into a list of third-party stuff and a list of
outdated-NetBSD-stuff, both of which should probably be checked by a
human before doing anything destructive based on them.

					der Mouse

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