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Re: Re: Manual Pages

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-24 15:42:13 CET

On 1/24/07, Kenneth Wood <kenneth.wood@e2open.com> wrote:
>
> Adrian Howard wrote:
> >
> > On 24 Jan 2007, at 11:37, Nadav Har'El wrote:
> > [snip]
> >> The example that bothered me was the "info" command. Compare "svn
> >> help info"
> >> to http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/re13.html
> >>
> >> "svn help info" is way too short and is missing a lot of information.
> >> What
> >> kinds of details can "svn info" print? Does it access the repository,
> or
> >> just the working files? All this information (and no useless "cruft")
> is
> >> in the aforementioned Web page, which could make a very good manpage,
> so
> >> why not?
> > [snip]
>
> Consider that "man" pages existed before the internet. So, if you didn't
> have
> the info locally, you didn't have it.
>
> Now, everything you need is in the book on line. Why bother with man
> pages?

Because I might not be able to get an internet connection when I need
that documentation.

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