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Re: [PATCH 4/6] xattr.7: wfix

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/6] xattr.7: wfix
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:48:51 +0200

Hi Alejandro,

Alejandro Colomar wrote on Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 03:28:03PM +0200:

> I'd like to arrive to some consensus on usage of \~ and '\ '.

In manual pages, always use "\ " and never use "\~", period.
The former is portable and the latter is a GNU extension.

> What do you think?

I think you are massively overthinking this and the whole SI
argument is irrelevent for manual pages.  While the above concern
about robustness is minor, too (both groff and mandoc support \~),
portability is still significantly more important than such minute
typographical details.


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