Man pages .Dd (was: cvs commit: src/share/man/man9 uio.9)
ru at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 30 05:14:25 PST 2006
On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 03:37:12PM +0300, Gleb Smirnoff wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 10:11:57AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> G> On Wednesday, 29 November 2006 at 20:24:57 +0000, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> G> > alfred 2006-11-29 20:24:57 UTC
> G> >
> G> > FreeBSD src repository
> G> >
> G> > Modified files:
> G> > share/man/man9 uio.9
> G> > Log:
> G> > Bump .Dd, (9 year jump!)
> G> >
> G> > Requested by: ru
> G> This happened to me too last week. I'm hazy about when, but my
> G> understanding has been that in the past .Dd *didn't* automatically get
> G> updated. When should it be, when shouldn't it be? If it should be
> G> automatic, we should write a macro which sets it from $FreeBSD$.
> No. Only text changes bump .Dd. Style, spelling, wording and markup
> do not.
Sometimes even editorial changes are so large that deserve a bump.
A common sense actually applies, but for content changes we usually
want to bump the date. The comment in the example manpages is
supposed to hint about this:
.\" $FreeBSD: src/share/examples/mdoc/example.4,v 184.108.40.206 2006/06/05 19:31:57 brueffer Exp $
.\" Note: The date here should be updated whenever a non-trivial
.\" change is made to the manual page.
.Dd April 1, 2006
> Also, when change is merged the .Dd is left from the original
> commit to HEAD, not the date of the MFC.
This is true (most of the time ;-).
ru at FreeBSD.org
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