Subject: Re: standard MAN page format
To: Michael Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wiz <email@example.com>
Date: 10/17/2001 17:11:52
In article <200110121822.f9CIM7p15272@marajade.sandelman.ottawa.on.ca> you wrote:
> > On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Michael Richardson wrote:
> >> I think that we should introduce a new standard header: HOMEPAGE.
> >> A URL could go under HISTORY instead I suppose.
> uh, the Makefile isn't installed with the pkg.
> A *user* of a system may not even know about "pkg".
> They just know that "man foo" tells them about the program.
I think the better answer is to educate your users in this case:
`pkg_info packagename' includes the Homepage URL.
If you want to have the homepage included in the man page, I think you
should take up this discussion with the groff maintainers. There
actually is a .URL even in the groff in -current, but I think it's
only honored if you convert to HTML.
The problem is that we'd have to patch literally thousands of man
pages in pkgsrc, and I don't think that's realistic, or useful.
Thomas Klausner - firstname.lastname@example.org
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