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Re: [Help-bash] bash man page and FreeBSD mandoc

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] bash man page and FreeBSD mandoc
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:59:16 -0500
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On 12/20/18 7:07 PM, Derek Schrock wrote:
> Recently in the 12.0-RELEASE FreeBSD removed groff from the base system.
> FreeBSD's man shell wrapper does some checks on the man page to see if
> it's possible if mandoc can process the file.  bash's man page is
> almost compliant with the exception of four control characters (0x7) at
> the top of the file (lines 34 and 36).

This is a macro redefinition fix for an old bug in the BSD and Ultrix man
macros. We can try removing it, since there probably aren't any remaining
systems using them.


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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden

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