DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-12
Re: What tool to edit man pages?
On Fri(24)/Dec/04 - , Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> On 24.12.2004, at 03:08, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> >: > If I'd like to clean up some man pages, what is the tool to use?
> >They are
> >: > in a special format, right?
> >: There is no 'special' tool for which I know of. I would just use
> >: your favourite text editor. There is much work to do on the manpages,
> >: such as removing whitespace etc.
> >Aren't they in troff/nroff/groff format or something like that?
> The format *BSD have their man pages in is called "mdoc" iirc. mdoc(7)
> gives you a good overview about what and how. Using an editor with
> syntax hilighting helps :)
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