[TUHS] man-page style
dave at horsfall.org
Fri Nov 16 15:32:37 AEST 2018
On Thu, 15 Nov 2018, Larry McVoy wrote:
> How good is good enough: documentation
> Looking at Sun man pages versus Linux man pages is like looking at a Van
> Gogh or Monet after studying the work of the high school football player
> taking art as an "easy" elective.
> Amy Graf, BitMover
The Unix manpage format is the epitome of perfection; they tell you
everything you need to know, and in the right order. Frequently I cannot
recall a particular flag (but I know what it does), and it's right there
at the start.
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