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Re: Explaining +/-n

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Explaining +/-n
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:22:19 -0600
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On 11/22/2016 06:57 PM, Dale R. Worley wrote:
> I started working out the manual changes to address
> http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?49640
> Because my setup is old, I figured I'd start trying out the new wording
> using commit 1a009ccb from 2015-12-20.  But the structure of that commit
> is peculiar:  the find.1 manual page is installed from
> findutils/find/find.1, but that file is *not* generated from
> findutils/doc/find.texi like you'd expect, it's a source file in the Git
> archive.  (Though that may be different from the structure of the latest
> commit.)
> Could someone fill me in on what is going on here?  I'm reluctant to
> believe that find.1 and find.texi are maintained separately, but that's
> what it looks like.

Yes, findutils is one of the few pages that actually maintains a
separate man page at the moment.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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