A request to segregate man pages for shell built-ins

Erwan DAVID erwan at rail.eu.org
Wed Oct 25 07:53:18 UTC 2017

Le 25 octobre 2017 08:14:47 Matthew Seaman <matthew at FreeBSD.org> a écrit :

> On 25/10/2017 03:23, Manish Jain wrote:
>> (Note : some built-ins (e.g. 'test') do have their own man pages)
> That's because there's a stand-alone test(1) as well as a shell built-in.
>> Is it not possible to create separate man pages for the shell built-ins
>> too ? Or at least ensure that invoking the built-in with --help gets the
>> necessary information ?
> I'm sure creating separate man pages is possible: it's just a question
> of someone stepping up and doing the work.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

That would mean doing a new section per shell eg (1bash) (1csh) (1zsh) each 
shell has its own builtins, Hicham can differ (compare set in bash and csh )

Erwan David

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