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Re: Manual Page editor ? [not ManEdit]
Why not take a simple man page, and use that as a template, changing
parts in order? You could then easily check your work at each stage.
If you're learning the nroff stuff as I am, I think this makes sense. It
teaches how things are put together, and you can pick from many
example styles of output.
I'd like to hear from experienced doc writers on this. If there is a better
way I'm all ears.
On Saturday 16 February 2002 05:29 pm, Olivier Cortes wrote:
> I'm seeking how to edit (create) a man page. I found ManEdit with
> google, but i wanted to know how do you (OpenBSD folks) do it in
> console / terminal mode ?
> I've read groff and nroff man pages, but can't find a [ngt]roff compatible
> editor (like lyx is a latex compatible editor; sorry for the offense).
> Do i have to simply learn man/[gtn]roff tags like html and then edit with
> vi or emacs in [gtn]roff/man mode ?
> Where can i find a tutorial on differences between troff/nroff/groff/man
> formats ?
> Could you point me to some urls or man pages wich could help me ?
> thanks in advance for your help,