Subject: Re: unroff -man
To: Anders Dinsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 10/11/1998 19:51:34
On Sun, 11 Oct 1998, Anders Dinsen wrote:
: Unroff seems to be a great tool for html'ifying troff documents. But
: it is incompatible with the BSD man pages. For example
: unroff -fhtml -man /usr/share/man/man1/cat.1
: does'nt show up correctly.
: Any experience, anyone?
BSD manual pages are not -man type troff documents. They are -mdoc
documents. That's why they won't work with unroff. You'd need a -mdoc (or
a -man that handles -mdoc, such as how our nroff does) backend for unroff.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)