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Re: [Groff] Splitting groff(7)

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Splitting groff(7)
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 16:33:31 +0200 (CEST)

> True. But big manpages are more than a little unwieldy online. The
> groff(7) manpage is about as big as a manpage can be and still be
> useful on a terminal. The bash(1) manpage is far worse.

It's not so bad IMHO.  What I would like to have is a table of
contents at the beginning so that I can do a quick search for the
topic I want to read.

> The TCL manpage collection goes beyond Perl's; each function call
> has a manpage. In a way, that's more workable than Perl's approach
> since you don't have to find the manpage that contains the
> information you're looking for (plus anything related). The problem
> is, for TCL and Tk, the total comes to about 500 manpages!

Hm, this is basically OK, I think.  You say `man <function>' and you
get a manpage for it.  The C library is documented similarly.


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