What you need to know to write man pages

Posted by dave on Feb 10, 2004 4:28 AM EDT
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Despite the frequent attempts at competing formats, manual pages remain the core of standard Unix documentation. Users often prefer manual pages to other forms of documentation, and a well-written manual page is a valuable addition to any open-source project. This article discusses the issues faced in developing and writing manual pages, and a few quirks that you may encounter along the way.

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