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[groff] 02/08: man pages: Remove unncessary material.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 02/08: man pages: Remove unncessary material.
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:02:02 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 550ab5338e04e54539214997315f451c89ac25e6
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Mon Sep 14 21:10:15 2020 +1000

    man pages: Remove unncessary material.
    * src/preproc/tbl/ Stop advising people to use
      adjustment-altering requests to bracket tables to cheaply set the
      alignment of text blocks ("T{", "T}") in table entries.  This is bad
      advice for man pages (it was overriding -dAD=l to force full
      justification on after a table in groff_ms(7)).  Adjustment requests
      can be embedded inside text blocks anyway, and you don't even have to
      remember to undo them.
    * src/roff/groff/ Remove novice-oriented material
      introducing the concept of man page section numbers and man(1) usage
      advice.  This is not appropriate here; intro(1) is the proper place.
 src/preproc/tbl/  |  8 --------
 src/roff/groff/ | 39 ---------------------------------------
 2 files changed, 47 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/preproc/tbl/ b/src/preproc/tbl/
index dcd7ba6..5f0a12c 100644
--- a/src/preproc/tbl/
+++ b/src/preproc/tbl/
@@ -897,14 +897,6 @@ and
 .B w
 tbl specifiers.
-For example, to make all text blocks ragged-right, insert
-.B .na
-right before the starting
-.B .TS
-.B .ad
-after the table).
 If either \[oq]w\[cq] or \[oq]x\[cq] specifiers are not given for
diff --git a/src/roff/groff/ b/src/roff/groff/
index fdc46d2..2e73ece 100644
--- a/src/roff/groff/
+++ b/src/roff/groff/
@@ -1964,45 +1964,6 @@ manual.
 You can browse it interactively with \[lq]info groff\[rq].
-Due to its complex structure, the
-.I groff
-system has many man pages.
-They can be read with
-.BR man (1).
-But there are special sections of
-.IR "man pages" .
-.I groff
-has man pages in sections
-.BR 1 , " 5" , and " 7" .
-When there are several
-.I man pages
-with the same name in the same
-.I man
-section, the one with the lowest section is should as first.
-The other man pages can be shown anyway by adding the section number
-as argument before the man page name.
-Reading the man page about the
-.I groff
-language is done by one of
-.B man 7 groff
-. l
 Introduction, history and further readings:
 .BR roff (@MAN7EXT@).

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