Man pages .Dd (was: cvs commit: src/share/man/man9 uio.9)

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Thu Nov 30 04:37:16 PST 2006

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. Also, when change is merged the .Dd is left from the original
commit to HEAD, not the date of the MFC.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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