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Re: Manual Pages

From: Adrian Howard <adrianh_at_quietstars.com>
Date: 2007-01-24 12:41:47 CET

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]

I imagine that the "why not" is that the people committing to the
book already have more than enough to do, and either manually
splitting stuff out to man files - or figuring out a way of doing it
automatically - is lower on the priority list than their other tasks.

I'm sure patches would be welcome :-)

Adrian

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