Subject: Re: Writing man pages
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 10/15/2002 13:32:54
Gary Thorpe <> wrote:

> I am trying to port a driver to NetBSD and I realize that I will
> eventually need to port over the man pages as well. I have never had to
> write these forms of documentation before and I need some general
> pointers and references such as what tools to use, how to organize the
> documentation and what types of documentation need to be done (which
> sections to write the pages for).

Take a look at mdoc(7), mdoc.samples(7) as well as, of course, other
manual-pages.  It may be a good idea to just copy the man-page of
another (similar) driver over and then modify it accordingly.


My other computer also runs NetBSD!