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Old 11-24-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Man Page "Standards" or Writing Guides?


When I start writing my first man pages, I would like them to be very consistant in writing style and layout as other existing man pages

Does anyone know of any (Unwritten) "Standards" or a man-page writing guide I could use? Thanks
Old 11-24-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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You could see any ready manpage. E.g. man(1) has all standard sections and a
fine formatting.
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FreeBSD has a nice man that's I checked it's portable. I started the same way as the 2nd post and there's this "reference" that you may see in the web:
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When I created my manpage, I just took an existing one, and edited it.


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