Conventions for FreeBSD manual pages
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Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 06:46:54 UTC
Please: does FreeBSD have anything like the Linux manual page for conventions? <https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/man-pages.7.html> I can't find one. Background ========== For years, I assumed that SEE ALSO sections were disorderly. For example: * expecting a–z (alphabetical order) * finding ne, sy, se, at et cetera (disorderly) under <https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=tuning&sektion=7&manpath=FreeBSD#SEE_ALSO> Today I discovered that there is, at least for Linux, a convention to sort: * first, by the section number (secondary) * second, by the name of the page, which appears first. I do see some logic to this, however – without first knowing the convention – I never found it helpful. The apparent disorder was unhelpful. Whenever I look for a named thing, in a long string of names, with the intention of clicking (a link): I expect alphabetical order, by name.