Subject: Re: Documentation; USD documentation directory.
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 03/10/2002 07:27:41
This is going to be fixed when we complete the integration of the old
4.4 documentation. Unfortunately that has to wait for completion of
some paperwork from Berkeley.


Richard Rauch <> writes:
> I thought that I'd take a peek at what eqn can do, tonight.
> Regrettably, I find that the GNU eqn is only documented w.r.t. how it
> differs from traditional UNIX eqn.  This makes it hard to use if one
> doesn't know the traditional eqn.
> A quick run of locate turned up the /usr/share/doc/usd/??.eqn*/
> directories.  Alas, those directories are empty.
> Is GNU (or traditional) eqn documented anywhere?  (I mean really
> documented; not just relative to another program for which I have no
> documentation.)
> Failing that, is it possible to get the eqn documentation, now?  (Is that
> included in the ``up through V7'' open-sourcing of UNIX by Caldera?  What
> about the other vacated usd/psd documentation directories?  I've kind of
> assumed that at least some of them are empty at least in part because of
> the AT&T/BSD lawsuit years ago.)
> Since GNU eqn is part of the groff system that we use for documentation,
> it seems that we should have it documented properly.
> (Honestly, this was just a quick poke at it.  I already know TeX
> reasonably well, and TeX looks a great deal less like line-noise than the
> cancel & box sample macros in the eqn man-page.  And I have some good
> documentation on TeX handy. seems that there's a hole in our
> documentation, and I thought that I'd post here about it.)
>   ``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.''

Perry E. Metzger
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