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bug#33914: In man pages, the URL's should not be split on two lines

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#33914: In man pages, the URL's should not be split on two lines
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2019 06:42:38 -0800
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On 29/12/18 16:41, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> In the dircolors(1) man page (and other ones for long command names)
> of GNU coreutils 8.30, as output in a 80-column terminal, one has
>        GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
>        Report   dircolors   translation   bugs   to   <https://translationpro‐
>        ject.org/team/>
> and
>        Full  documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dircol‐
>        ors>
>        or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dircolors invocation'
> Two of the URL's are split on two lines, making them difficult to
> follow.
> The corresponding dircolors.1 file contains:
> Report dircolors translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>
> and
> Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dircolors>
> The issue may come from the fact that the URL's are not marked up as
> such. http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/groff_man.7.html mentions
> macros for hyperlinks. Thus this might be the solution...

.UR macros do work, though are not universally available.
The attached takes the simpler approach of ensuring
the lines are short enough for an 80 column display,
for displaying 8 and 9 character command names.


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