HEDSUP: man -k cleanup (man -k RAID, some bits are missing)

Roman Kurakin rik at inse.ru
Sat May 19 13:41:24 UTC 2007

Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> On 5/16/07, Roman Kurakin <rik at inse.ru> wrote:
>> Eric Anderson wrote:
>> > On 05/15/07 11:32, Roman Kurakin wrote:
>> >> Hi all,
>> >>
>> >>    Trying to obtain information about supported RAID devices in
>> >> the system via `man -k RAID` I've found that not all known
>> >> by me devices are there. So a grep-ed a bit and going to commit
>> >> the following patchset. I think that keyword RAID should present
>> >> in description of all these man pages. But may be I am wrong?
>> >>
>> >> There is also some bits I was not able to fix.
>> >> 1) Is it safe to s/Array/RAID/ in ida(4)?
>> >
>> > I don't think that's good - an array isn't necessarily a RAID, and a
>> > s/r of that name yields bad results.
>> I am about brief description (.Nd) only. If driver supports some RAID
>> arrays it
>> should be marked as such. So may be "Array" => "Array (including RAID)"
>> in .Nd?
> We usually keep .Nd as short as possible. It's a pity
> apropos(1) uses it exclusively for its lookups, but I
> don't believe that's a good excuse for stuffing keywords,
> tags and comments into the field.
Probably, but there is almost nothing except man -K to find appropriate
man page.


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