[Tcsh] tcsh.man improvements style question

Luke Mewburn luke at mewburn.net
Thu Dec 8 13:00:36 UTC 2022

Thanks for all the feedback.

I've moved the changes to a fresh branch and submitted:



On 22-12-08 09:40, Kimmo Suominen wrote:
  | On Thu, 8 Dec 2022 at 07:52, Jamie Landeg-Jones <jamie at catflap.org> wrote:
  | > ... trying to find out how to build the latest tcsh.man, I looked
  | > at the file BUILDING. Not only does it not mention how to build,
  | > it refers to the old nroff -mdoc man page.
  | I read through the BUILDING document and it seems accurate to me. It
  | talks about DESTMAN, tcsh.1, and "make install.man", which all are
  | still correct. The "nroff -mdoc" man page is the new page. The old
  | page was in "nroff -man" format.
  | Since we now have "configure" generate tcsh.man, building without
  | running "./configure" is no longer available for the manual page. I
  | think we should probably just deprecate the other [I]Makefiles (by
  | removing them).
  | > Also, the now ironically named file "NewThings" contains references
  | > to the old man->html script.
  | The NewThings file also has headings that refer to the version in
  | which each "new" thing appeared. The top-most (and thus most recent)
  | entry is for tcsh 6.08, which was released in October, 1998.
  | My guess would be that since we attempt to record all notable changes
  | in Fixes, the information in NewThings is just duplicating that. Maybe
  | we should deprecate NewThings as well, although I'm not sure if all of
  | its information can be found elsewhere. If anyone wants to fold it
  | into Fixes, that might be a good approach. Or otherwise just check if
  | there is information there that didn't make it to the manual page.
  | > I've got the man page working myself, so this isn't a cry for help,
  | > just a few suggestions!
  | Personally I'm always happy when people take a closer look at what is
  | going on. :)
  | Thanks for the feedback!
  | Cheers,
  | + Kimmo

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