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Re: Screen manual online

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: Screen manual online
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:35:42 -0800
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Chris Jones wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:42:41PM EST, Micah Cowan wrote:
>> The screen documentation is now available online at
> What's the story behind this document?
> As a hobbyist, and although I was fairly familiar with the man page on
> my system, I found this so easy to navigate that I learned a couple of
> useful things while comparing it with the doc I was more familiar
> with.

And this is why I've been praising info over man, as far as specifically
screen's documentation is concerned. :)

All these versions of the manual were generated from the
"screen.texinfo"; the latest one in git (so some things in there don't
apply to the latest release; I arguably should've generated it from
4.0.3 instead). It would probably also be nice to have the HTMLized
version of the man page up online; perhaps I'll put that up as well at
some point.

I find the index of commands from the texinfo-based docs to be
_particularly_ handy. You might want to bookmark that page:

The main hassles with using the info manual locally are that the
keybindings feel strange to people used to man, it doesn't take as full
advantage of terminal capabilities as you might hope (underlining,
bolding, etc), and, well, basically isn't man. :)

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Micah J. Cowan
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