The state of some of the man pages

Frank Leonhardt freebsd-doc at
Wed Dec 7 20:35:22 UTC 2011

I've been moved to join this list because some of the man pages are 
driving me crazy; they're out of date.

Fortunately I speak fluent 'C', so I often end up diving into the source 
code in order to find out what's really going on. But I'm currently in 
the mood to do something more positive about it.

But how?

I'm not talking about fixing typos here; I'm referring to large chunks 
of information that are simply missing. For example, 'top' does so much 
more than the current documentation suggests.

If someone would be good enough to tell me how, I'm volunteering to 
update the man pages as I go.

For the avoidance of doubt, I don't want to know how to create a man 
page, I want to know how to submit updated man pages for eventual 
inclusion in the next release.

Thanks, Frank.

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