help with man page content

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at
Mon Feb 13 23:24:56 UTC 2017

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 03:19:17PM -0500, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> Hi List;
> I am creating a man page and I want to include the output from the ifconfig
> command. Is there some command I can wrap around all the lines to nullify
> the auto wrapping feature? Something like what is done to highlight text.
> thanks

Long while since I've written a manpage, but perhaps has something useful - maybe a new para
(.PP) for the command, possibly with an indent like in the example

Failing that, perhaps start from a pod file with 'C' for inline
code, as at

And if none of that helps, do what editors (people, not programs)
have to sometimes do - reword and reformat it ;)

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