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Re: pod to man

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: pod to man
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 08:02:44 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

* 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.


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