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kline at thought.org
Fri Jun 5 05:47:03 UTC 2009
On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 11:16:05PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 17:00:06 -0400, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at msu.edu> wrote:
> > Yes, I know. That is why some other additional for is also useful.
> > I don't really propose changing man, but do often wish for some other
> > form.
> Many programs contain an EXAMPLES section in the man page.
> Further documentation often is supplied in /usr/local/share/doc
> and /usr/local/share/examples - available locally.
my take of the idea of man pages is simple: they serve as a concise
summary of a program you already know. maybe you've forgotten a 'w' flag
or switch. otherwise, a number of examples are worth ten thousand words.
----the gotcha is that examples take a lot of skill... . and, yes, the
better programs with man pages do have examples!
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