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Re: pod to man

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: pod to man
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 23:05:23 -0800
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> * Russ Allbery wrote on Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 05:08:14AM CET:

>> Do you really want to generate separate copies of the man page for each
>> function documented by the same source POD file?  It's more normal to
>> generate one copy of the man page and then, during make install,
>> symlink the other ones to the one man page that you generate.

> Man pages have a portable linking mechanism that doesn't require
> symlinks to work: let bar.1 consist of the line
>   .so man1/foo.1

> to link it to the foo manpage.

This also works but it's rare to bother with this any more since symlink
support is close to universal.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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