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Re: What does 'safely' mean in man mktemp?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: What does 'safely' mean in man mktemp?
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:56:37 -0700
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On 12/18/2011 07:28 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
>> If you were creating a new GNU program from scratch and were starting
>> to write documentation for it then the format of that documentation
>> would be expected to be texinfo format.  Documentation in the format
>> of a man page is optional.  It might not exist at all.
> I have seldom seen a well developed package (not necessarily GNU
> packages) without manpages. In fact, I don't remember I have seen any.
> Do you have any statistics on what packages (not necessarily GNU) have
> manpage but not infopage and what packages have infopages but not
> manpages.

GNU tar is a classic example that has an info page but not a man page.
At least coreutils provides man pages at all.

Most non-GNU programs are examples that have man pages but not info
pages, but, being non-GNU, that explains why they don't comply with the
GNU Coding Standards to favor info over man.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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