Subject: Re: Man page question
To: Krister Walfridsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/1999 13:18:16
Krister Walfridsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The last line in the man pages contains an OS version and a date. I have
> failed to find any pattern in those lines, for example
> ls(1) 4.4BSD July 29, 1994
> ldd(1) NetBSD October 22, 1993
> colrm(1) 3rd Berkeley Distribution June 6, 1993
> domainname(1) 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 31, 1993
> Just curious what they mean...
The date is supposed to be the date of the last significant revision
of the man page.
The OS version field is really silly. I don't know *why* we keep
it. Some time I'm going to dig the right people up, talk about it with
them, and possibly apply nuclear weapons...