Proposed addition to the mail section of the handbook

Bill Moran wmoran at
Tue Dec 2 17:14:25 UTC 2003

Tom Rhodes wrote:
> On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 17:27:45 +0100
> Christian Brueffer <chris at> wrote:
>>On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 11:22:17AM -0500, Tom Rhodes wrote:
>>>On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 10:00:21 +0100
>>>Josef El-Rayes <j.el-rayes at> wrote:
>>>>Christian Brueffer <chris at> wrote:
>>>>>On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 11:18:25PM +0100, Josef El-Rayes wrote:
>>>>>>line 72: it is "manpage" not "man page".
>>>>>Actually it is 'manual page'.
>>>>i prefer too, the expression 'manual page', but as
>>>>bill used the short form, i just wanted to point out
>>>>that o'reilly writes it 'manpage' and not 'man page'.
>>>It always depends on who you talk to too.  Some people say man
>>>page, some use manual page, some use manpage.  Trust me, this
>>>is a bikeshed you don't want to step into...  :)
>>Of course.  What I meant to say was 'manual page is what we usually use
>>for our documentation' :-)
> I like manual page as well.  This was probably keramida's fault now
> that I think about it... :P

This looks authoritative:

... and I'd like my bikeshed pink, to match my Huffy ;)

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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