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Re: mksh manpage

On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 14:50:48 +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Does your man(1) use mdocml by default?

According to /etc/man.conf¹, yes, it does.

> Not all manual pages using mdoc macros are mdocml compatible.
> I’ve notified the mdocml developers about that right from the
> start, before it was included in any OS/distribution at all.
> Maybe it should have suitable mechanisms to discern whether
> it can handle such a manual page or not.
> The existence of a line consisting only of two dots is usually
> a good indicator for the presence of custom macros. A line
> consisting only of a dot, a backslash and a closing curly brace
> (“.\}”) indicates conditional execution.

Interesting. Would be nice to have it fall back to something
sensible in this case.

> (While here, could TNF please use \*(Gt instead of \*[Gt] so
> their manpages are nroff compatible, since two-character named
> references can be written either way?)

As someone who doesn't really know much about roff, how do they

Best regards,


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