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[groff] 02/04: doc/groff.texi, groff_diff(7): Use term "request".

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 02/04: doc/groff.texi, groff_diff(7): Use term "request".
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 10:32:54 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 6ff9c1796bf4550b6d47032616d8c84c377f4cdb
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Fri Jul 31 21:03:58 2020 +1000

    doc/groff.texi, groff_diff(7): Use term "request". favor of "command".  Except for an introductory portion of
    groff(7), our documentation is pretty good about reserving the term
    "command" to Unix commands, instructions in the bespoke formats of
    device and font description files and the intermediate output language,
    or drawing commands, the last being the sublanguage of the \D escape.
    I did not fix groff(7) because it needs a more considered rewrite to
    overcome this problem.
 doc/groff.texi       | 6 +++---
 man/ | 2 +-
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/groff.texi b/doc/groff.texi
index 58bea59..0930342 100644
--- a/doc/groff.texi
+++ b/doc/groff.texi
@@ -6285,7 +6285,7 @@ See @ref{Line Control}, for interaction with the 
@code{\c} escape.
 @cindex no-fill mode (@code{nf})
 @cindex mode, no-fill (@code{nf})
 Activate no-fill mode.  Input lines are output as-is, retaining line
-breaks and ignoring the current line length.  This command implicitly
+breaks and ignoring the current line length.  This request implicitly
 disables adjusting; it also causes a break.  The number register
 @code{.u} is set to@tie{}0.
@@ -9796,7 +9796,7 @@ special font is active; in the @code{bd} request, its 
default unit is
 @cindex special fonts, emboldening
 Imitate a bold form conditionally.  Embolden @var{font1} by @var{offset}
-only if font @var{font2} is the current font.  This command can be
+only if font @var{font2} is the current font.  This request can be
 issued repeatedly to set up different emboldening values for different
 current fonts.  If the second argument is missing, emboldening is turned
 off for this particular current font.
@@ -10712,7 +10712,7 @@ number register @var{reg}.  If @var{reg} doesn't exist, 
it is created.
 @Defreq {chop, xx}
 Remove (chop) the last character from the macro, string, or diversion
 named @var{xx}.  This is useful for removing the newline from the end of
-diversions that are to be interpolated as strings.  This command can be
+diversions that are to be interpolated as strings.  This request can be
 used repeatedly; see @ref{Gtroff Internals}, for details on nodes
 inserted additionally by GNU @code{troff}.
diff --git a/man/ b/man/
index d79eadc..fae6d65 100644
--- a/man/
+++ b/man/
@@ -2701,7 +2701,7 @@ Shifting by negative amounts is currently undefined.
 .BI .sizes\~ "s1 s2\~"\c
 .RI .\|.\|.\~ sn\~\c
 .RB [ 0 ]
-This command is similar to the
+This request is similar to the
 .B sizes
 command of a

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