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Re: manlint?

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: manlint?
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 11:53:44 +0100

Hi Serge,

> is there anything like "manlint"?  A tool which verifies the syntax of
> a man file and eventually points to errors?

Eric Raymond has been working on a program called doclifter to turn man
pages into DocBook.  A daft idea, and one which the slow death of XML
and DocBook should ensure never gains traction.  :-)

However, he sent patches a few years ago to many open-source projects to
fix issues with their man pages which doclifter spotted.  You may find
it has the ability to report these as part of its interface.

Cheers, Ralph.

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