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Re: [Groff] groff(7) preprocessors

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] groff(7) preprocessors
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 22:27:29 +0100
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On Sun, 24 Jun 2001 at 23:09:30 +0200, Bernd Warken wrote:
> Moreover 'man' seems to be sensitive about a blank preceding the preproc
> string and because of the Emacs comment in the first line. Emacs is smart
> to recognize the file's identifying string in the second line as well. So
> the first line should be adjusted as follows.
> ./man/groff.n
> -'\" st                        -*- nroff -*-
> +'\"t
> +.\"                        -*- nroff -*-

Removing the blank will cause both man-db and (I think) aeb's man to
ignore the line entirely, although moving the comment is probably indeed
a good idea. I can fix man-db.

Colin Watson (don't you love manual browsers?)     address@hidden

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