DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-12
Re: What tool to edit man pages?
On Friday, 24 December 2004 at 11:17:52 +0000, Liam J Foy wrote:
> On Fri(24)/Dec/04 - , Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> > On 24.12.2004, at 03:08, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> > >: > If I'd like to clean up some man pages, what is the tool to use?
> > >They are
> > >: > in a special format, right?
> > >: There is no 'special' tool for which I know of. I would just use
> > >: your favourite text editor. There is much work to do on the manpages,
> > >: such as removing whitespace etc.
> > >Aren't they in troff/nroff/groff format or something like that?
> > The format *BSD have their man pages in is called "mdoc" iirc. mdoc(7)
> > gives you a good overview about what and how. Using an editor with
> > syntax hilighting helps :)
> > cheers
> > simon
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> I would personally recommend vim (vim.org)
I would like to help too.
Are there any instructions somewhere for cleaning up the manpages?
Listing what exactly has to be done and how?